Theater (Metro Rail)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former Buffalo Metro Rail station
Theater Station at Sheas.jpg
Metro Rail station at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Station statistics
Address Main and Tupper Streets
Buffalo, New York 14202
Coordinates 42°53′29.75″N 78°52′19.93″W / 42.8915972°N 78.8722028°W / 42.8915972; -78.8722028
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1985
Closed February 18, 2013
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Fare zone Free fare (southbound)
Paid fare (northbound)
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Theater was a Buffalo Metro Rail station that served the entertainment and theater districts of downtown Buffalo, New York. The station was located on Main Street between Chippewa Street and Tupper Street.

The station was at the north end of the "fare-free" zone, where customers traveling north of Theater station are required to have proof-of-payment. It was the last above ground station, with the subway portal directly north of the station.

The station closed permanently on February 18, 2013, in order to be demolished to make way for the return of vehicular traffic to Main Street.[1] The Buffalo Theater District is now served by the Fountain Plaza station, located 546 feet south.

Notable places nearby[edit]

See also[edit]