Amherst Street (Metro Rail)

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Amherst Street
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
Amherst Train Station.JPG
Artwork on the walls of Amherst Street Station
Station statistics
Address 2646 Main St (at Amherst St)
Buffalo, NY[1]
Coordinates 42°56′24″N 78°50′19″W / 42.940039°N 78.838677°W / 42.940039; -78.838677
Line(s)
Structure type Underground (depth, 40ft.)[2]
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1985
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Fare zone Paid fare
Services
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Amherst Street Station is a Buffalo Metro Rail underground station located on Main Street at Amherst Street, in the City of Buffalo.

Bus connections[edit]

Located on a triangular tract of land bounded by Main Street, Amherst Street, and Parker Avenue, this station offers curbside boarding for passengers to transfer to and from buses. When the station opened, bus routes were modified to stop on one of the three sides of the station. Route 32 buses heading towards Niagara Street do not board at the curb on the same side as the station.

Amherst Street station is served by:

  • 8 Main
  • 23 Fillmore-Hertel
  • 32 Amherst

Notable places nearby[edit]

Amherst Street station is near:

Artwork[edit]

In 1979, an art selection committee was created, composed of NFTA commissioners and Buffalo area art experts, that would judge the artwork that would be displayed in and on the properties of eight stations on the Metro Rail line.

Out of the seventy proposals submitted, twenty-two were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.[3]

Amherst Station is home of three pieces of work, from Aleksandra Kasuba (New York City), Ray Hassard (Buffalo) and Robert Lawrance Lobe (New York City).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Property Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011". Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ The Dawn of a New Era of Transportation-Metro Rail and You, NFTA, Buffalo NY, date unknown
  3. ^ Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.

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