Humboldt–Hospital (Metro Rail)

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Buffalo Metro Rail Station
Station statistics
Address 2040 Main Street (at Kensington Avenue)
Buffalo, NY[1]
Coordinates 42°55′39″N 78°51′06″W / 42.927541°N 78.851677°W / 42.927541; -78.851677
Structure type Underground (depth, 75ft.)[2]
Platforms 2 inter-connected side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 18, 1985
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Fare zone Paid fare
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Humboldt-Hospital is a Buffalo Metro Rail underground station located at the western terminus of Kensington Avenue and Main Street in Buffalo, New York. To not confuse, Kensington Avenue rejoins Main Street again in Williamsville, New York, town of Amherst at its eastern terminus.

This is the only underground station with entrances on both sides of the Main Street for passengers to enter and exit from.

The area near the station is a mix of housing, medical offices, anchored by the Sisters of Charity Hospital.

The Parkside residential community is directly to the east of the station and is also a short distance from Delaware Park.


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 70 proposals submitted, 22 were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.[3]

Humboldt-Hospital Station is home of two pieces of work in the upper level, from Sharon Gold (New York City) and Joyce Kozloff (New York City). The artwork in the form of photography on the platform level is by Milton Rogovin.

Bus routes serving Humboldt-Hospital Station[edit]

Humboldt-Hospital Station is one of only three stations that does not offer an off-road bus loop, requiring passengers to board/debark using curbside stops (the other two being Allen/Medical Campus Station, four station stops south and Summer-Best Station, three station stops south). Humboldt-Hospital is also one of only two underground stations that does not serve any route other than the 8 Main bus line (the other being LaSalle Station, two station stops north). Prior to October 31, 2010, Humboldt-Hospital served a route other than the 8 Main bus line-- the 13B Kensington bus line.

Notable places nearby[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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