Erie Canal Harbor (Metro Rail)

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Erie Canal Harbor
Buffalo Metro Rail station
Erie Canal Harbor Station.jpg
Train entering Erie Canal Harbor
Station statistics
Address 100 block of Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Coordinates 42°52′40″N 78°52′37″W / 42.87778°N 78.87694°W / 42.87778; -78.87694Coordinates: 42°52′40″N 78°52′37″W / 42.87778°N 78.87694°W / 42.87778; -78.87694
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
Formerly Auditorium
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Erie Canal Harbor (formerly Auditorium until September 1, 2003) is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located in the 100 block of Main Street (just north of Hanover and Scott Streets) next to the former Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between the Erie Canal Harbor Station and Fountain Plaza Station. Passengers continuing past Fountain Plaza Station are required to provide proof-of-payment. Unless there are events occurring at First Niagara Center, at which point Special Events Station is utilized, this is the southern terminus of Metro Rail. Since Erie Canal Harbor Station serves as a terminal, immediately north is a double crossover.

Erie Canal Harbor Station is one of only two stations that are the closest to the Amtrak Exchange Street Station located on Exchange Street between Washington and Oak Streets beneath Interstate 190 (the other being Seneca Station, located 1,584 feet north).

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 from July 21, 2014 to October 10, 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, from March 30, 2014 to July 17, 2014 and since October 14, 2014, the inbound track from Allen/Medical Campus Station to Church Station is used, as the outbound track is 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 Erie Canal Harbor Station

  • 6 Sycamore
  • 8 Main (outbound)
  • 14 Abbott
  • 16 South Park
  • 36 Hamburg
  • 74 Hamburg

Notable places nearby

Erie Canal Harbor Station is located near:

See also