Church (Metro Rail)

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Church
Buffalo Metro Rail station
Station statistics
Address 300 block of Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Coordinates 42°53′01″N 78°52′30″W / 42.88361°N 78.87500°W / 42.88361; -78.87500Coordinates: 42°53′01″N 78°52′30″W / 42.88361°N 78.87500°W / 42.88361; -78.87500
Line(s)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 9, 1984
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Fare zone Free fare
Services
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Church is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located in the 300 block of Main Street (just north of Church Street) in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between Erie Canal Harbor Station and Fountain Plaza Station. Passengers continuing northbound past Fountain Plaza are required to have proof-of-payment.

Church Station is the closest to the Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center located two blocks east at Ellicott and North Division Streets.

From June 24, 2013 to October 14, 2013 and since March 30, 2014, due to the NFTA's "Returning Cars to Main Street" project, Metro Rail is single tracking. From June 24, 2013 to August 8, 2013 and since July 21, 2014, the outbound track from Allen/Medical Campus Station to Church Station is used, as the inbound track is redone. From August 11, 2013 to October 14, 2013 and from March 30, 2014 to July 17, 2014, the inbound track from Allen/Medical Campus Station to Church Station was used, as the outbound track was redone. As a result, Church Station serves as the southern terminus for passengers traveling from University Station and the northern terminus for passengers traveling to University Station, meaning passengers that wish to continue to and from Erie Canal Harbor Station or Seneca Station must change trains at Church.

Bus routes serving Church Station[edit]

In addition to the numerous intercity bus lines serving the nearby bus terminal, the following NFTA bus routes provide service to Church Station:

  • At Church/North Division and Main Streets:
    • 3 Grant
    • 5 Niagara
    • 7 Baynes-Richmond
    • 11 Colvin
    • 14 Abbott (inbound)
    • 15 Seneca
    • 16 South Park (inbound)
    • 20 Elmwood
    • 25 Delaware
    • 36 Hamburg (inbound)
    • 40 Grand Island
    • 60 Niagara Falls Express (outbound)
    • 61 North Tonawanda (outbound)
    • 64 Lockport Express (outbound)
    • 69 Alden (inbound)
    • 70 East Aurora (inbound)
    • 72 Orchard Park (inbound)
    • 75 West Seneca
    • 76 Lotus Bay (outbound)
    • 79 Tonawanda (outbound)
    • 204 Downtown/Airport Express (outbound)
  • At Church and Pearl Streets:
    • 8 Main (inbound)
    • 60 Niagara Falls (inbound)
    • 61 North Tonawanda (inbound)
    • 64 Lockport (inbound)
    • 66 Williamsville
    • 67 Cleveland Hill
    • 68 George Urban (inbound)
    • 69 Alden (outbound)
    • 74 Hamburg (outbound)
    • 79 Tonawanda (inbound)
    • 204 Downtown/Airport Express (inbound)
  • At South Division and Washington Streets:
    • 6 Sycamore
    • 8 Main (outbound)
    • 14 Abbott (outbound)
    • 16 South Park (outbound)
    • 24 Genesee
    • 36 Hamburg (outbound)
    • 68 George Urban (outbound)
    • 70 East Aurora (outbound)
    • 72 Orchard Park (outbound)
    • 76 Lotus Bay (inbound)

Notable places nearby[edit]

Church Station is located near:

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