LaSalle (Metro Rail)
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
|Address||3030 Main Street (at LaSalle Avenue)
Buffalo, NY 14214
|Structure type||Underground (depth, 47ft.)|
|Platforms||2 inter-connected side platforms|
|Parking||800 park and ride spaces|
|Opened||November 10, 1986|
|Owned by||Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority|
|Fare zone||Paid fare|
LaSalle Station is located at Main Street and LaSalle Avenue, and is one stop from the eastern terminus of the Metro Rail light rail line in Buffalo, New York.
Original drafting plans had the station used as a turnout between the current Metro Rail line and three proposed extensions; the Tonawanda Line, which would extend service into the cities of Tonawanda and Niagara Falls; the North Buffalo Line, which would extend service to Elmwood Avenue on an abandoned railroad right-of-way between Hertel and Kenmore Avenues; and the East Buffalo line, to connect the Main Street line with the proposed Airport Line, carrying passengers to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
The only visible sign of the turnout is located below ground by way of partially finished tunnel just west of the LaSalle station platforms.
LaSalle Station is the only underground station that does not connect with any bus route other than the 8-Main bus line.
Notable places nearby
LaSalle station is near:
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.
LaSalle Station is home of one piece of artwork, from Richard Gubernick of Buffalo.
- "Real Property Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011". Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- The Dawn of a New Era of Transportation-Metro Rail and You, NFTA, Buffalo NY, date unknown
- Davepape (April 15, 2011). File:NFTA Annual Report 1974-1975 13.jpg (photograph). Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.