Niagara Falls, New York (Amtrak station)

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Niagara Falls
Amtrak (Inter-city)
Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.jpg
The station building in 2012.
Station statistics
Address 27th St and Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates 43°06′49″N 79°01′54″W / 43.1135°N 79.0318°W / 43.1135; -79.0318Coordinates: 43°06′49″N 79°01′54″W / 43.1135°N 79.0318°W / 43.1135; -79.0318
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Free
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1959
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code Amtrak code:NFL
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 32,549[1] Decrease 0.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus Empire Service
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf

Amtrak's Niagara Falls, New York station is located at the corner of 27th Street and Lockport Road. It serves as an enclosed waiting area and ticket-selling location on the western terminus of the Empire Corridor. There is no platform, however, so trains are boarded in the open air of the much larger CSX yard on whose northwestern border it is sited. The station was originally built as a freight depot in 1959 by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which provided an earlier iteration of a New York-Toronto Maple Leaf passenger train over an interior route via Geneva, New York and Allentown, Pennsylvania.[2][3]

Service[edit]

The station is served by six trains daily:

Notable places nearby[edit]

The future[edit]

State and local governments plan on building a new multi-million dollar intermodal transportation center out of the U.S. Customhouse to replace the current station.[4] This work is to be part of a three phase project titled the Niagara Falls International Railway Station.[4] It calls for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to share with Amtrak a complex consisting of the old customhouse and modern additions.[4]

The project consists of three phases, with a total estimated cost of $44 million.[5] Construction on the project began in August 2010, with funding only for the first two phases.[4]

In October 2010, the US Department of Transportation released $16.5 million in funds from the TIGER program for work on the final phase of the International Station project.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Surviving New York Railroad Stations (AmericanRails.com)
  3. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Niagara County, New York
  4. ^ a b c d e "City receives final federal funding for new train station and transportation hub". Niagara Gazette. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Niagara Falls gets $16.5M grant for Amtrak station". WCAX.com. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "USDOT doles out TIGER II grants for 75 transportation projects". Progressive Railroading. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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