Buffalo – Exchange Street (Amtrak station)
|Buffalo – Exchange Street
Exchange Street station building
|Address||75 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
|Connections||Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Opened||August 2, 1952|
|Passengers (2013)||38,397 6.1%|
Planning for the current structure began in 1949. New York heavily funded the station as being part of the Skyway construction. The total cost was $7 million. The station opened on August 2, 1952. The station originally served 21 New York Central and Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway trains daily. The double track station had two side platforms connected by an overhead walkway.
On October 29, 1977, Amtrak reinstated service between Grand Central Terminal in New York and Toronto Union Station. The station was reopened, though the line is now single track and the second platform and walkway are gone.
The station serves six Amtrak trains daily:
- Empire Service (New York City – Niagara Falls): two trains in each direction
- Maple Leaf (New York City – Toronto): one train in each direction
There is a daily Coach USA bus service at the station, operating between Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center and Jamestown, New York, via Dunkirk and Fredonia, and serving the communities along the southeast shore of Lake Erie.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Buffalo, NY (BFX)". Great American Stations. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- Coach Usa Western New York: Jamestown – Buffalo Line Run