Utica (Metro Rail)
Buffalo Metro Rail station
|Address||1391 Main Street (at East Utica Street)
Buffalo, New York
|Structure type||Underground (depth, appr. 40ft.)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||May 18, 1985|
|Owned by||Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority|
|Fare zone||Paid fare|
Bus routes serving Utica Station
Route 8 buses heading toward Marine Drive do not board at the curb at the same side of the station.
Boarding from Bus Loop:
- 12-Utica (outbound)
- 13-Kensington (outbound)
Boarding on Main Street:
Boarding from East Utica Street:
- 12-Utica (inbound)
Points of interest
This station is near:
- Brylin Hospital
- Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
- Cold Spring Bus Garage
- NFTA Transit Police headquarters
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 70 proposals submitted, 22 were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.
Utica Station is home of three pieces of work, from Margie Hughto (Syracuse), George Smith (Houston) and Craig Langager (New York City).
Margie Hughto offers a heavily glazed clay painting covering the interior wall of the concourse level and then descending to the lower level.
George Smith offers a large stainless steel sculpture based on the art and architecture of the Dogon people of Africa. When passing the sculpture, it appears to be in motion.
The work of Craig Langager is very easy to recognize on the platforms at train level. His four figures, The Listener (with birds), The Portrait Maker (holding a mirror), The Stagehand (with weights and mask) and The Choreographer-Seneca Man (animal persona), are metal figures, are paired on either platform.
- "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
- Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.
- Utica Station, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.