Theater (Metro Rail)
Former Buffalo Metro Rail station
Shea's Performing Arts Center in front of the former Theater Station
|Address||600 block of Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
|Platforms||2 low-level side platforms|
|Opened||October 9, 1984|
|Closed||February 18, 2013|
|Owned by||Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority|
|Station status||Permanently closed|
Theater is a former Buffalo Metro Rail station that served the entertainment and theater districts of downtown Buffalo, New York located in the 600 block of Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper Streets at the north end of the Free Fare Zone, where customers traveling north are required to have proof-of-payment. It was the last above-ground station, with the subway portal directly north of the station.
From October 9, 1984 to May 18, 1985, Theater Station served as the northern terminus, as Metro Rail officially opened for regular service on May 20, 1985. From May 20, 1985 to November 10, 1986, due to construction issues at LaSalle Station, Amherst Street Station served as the northern terminus. Since November 10, 1986, University Station serves as the northern terminus.
After 10,359 days in service, Theater Station permanently closed on February 18, 2013, in order to be demolished to make way for the return of vehicular traffic to Main Street. The Buffalo Theater District is now served by the Fountain Plaza Station, located 546 feet south.
Notable places nearby
Theater Station is located near:
- Alleyway Theatre
- Andrews Theatre
- Courier Express Building
- Market Arcade Building
- Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
- Shea's Performing Arts Center
- Trinity Episcopal Church
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