Niagara Falls, New York (Amtrak station)
The station building in 2012.
|Address||27th St and Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Station code||Amtrak code:NFL|
|Passengers (2013)||32,549 0.2%|
Amtrak's Niagara Falls, New York station is located roughly three blocks from the corner of 27th Street and Lockport Road in the CSX switching yard. 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.
The station is served by six trains daily:
- Empire Service (Amtrak), two eastbounds to Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and two westbound terminations.
- Maple Leaf (Amtrak/VIA), one eastbound to Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and one westbound to Union Station (Toronto).
Notable places nearby
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. This work is to be part of a three phase project titled the Niagara Falls International Railway Station. It calls for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to share with Amtrak a complex consisting of the old customhouse and modern additions.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Surviving New York Railroad Stations (AmericanRails.com)
- Existing Railroad Stations in Niagara County, New York
- "City receives final federal funding for new train station and transportation hub". Niagara Gazette. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "Niagara Falls gets $16.5M grant for Amtrak station". WCAX.com. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "USDOT doles out TIGER II grants for 75 transportation projects". Progressive Railroading. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
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