Humboldt–Hospital (Metro Rail)

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Humboldt-Hospital
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
Station statistics
Address 2085 Main St (at Kensington Av)
Buffalo, New York[1]
Coordinates 42°55′39″N 78°51′06″W / 42.927541°N 78.851677°W / 42.927541; -78.851677
Line(s)
Structure type Underground (depth, 75ft.)[2]
Platforms 2 inter-connected side platforms
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

Humboldt-Hospital Station is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located at the western terminus of Kensington Avenue and Main Street in the City of Buffalo, New York. To not confuse, Kensington Avenue rejoins Main Street again in Williamsville (Town of Amherst, NY) on its eastern terminus.

This is the only 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.

Bus connections[edit]

Humboldt Hospital station does not offer an off-road bus loop, requiring passengers to board/debark using curbside stops.

One route serves the station:

  • 8 Main

Notable places nearby[edit]

Humboldt-Hospital 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]

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.

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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