Buffalo–Depew (Amtrak station)
|Amtrak regional station|
The station on a hazy evening in December 2014.
|Location||55 Dick Road
Depew, NY 14043
|Owned by||State of New York|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||NFTA Bus Route 46|
|Opened||October 28, 1979|
|Passengers (2014)||126,250 2.6%|
The station is near the site where in 1893, Empire State Express Locomotive #999 attained its alleged top speed of 112.5 miles per hour (181 km/h), making it the fastest locomotive of its time.
Service to Depew began on October 28, 1979; Buffalo Central Terminal had closed that morning. The original building was a trailer which had previously served as the temporary station building in Dearborn, Michigan (Dearborn opened on October 1, 1979). The permanent building was financed by the New York Department of Transportation.
On September 23, 2014, a bison statue was dedicated on the lawn in front of the depot. It recalls two similar pieces that once occupied prominent spots inside Buffalo Central Terminal. Funding for the fiberglass statue was raised by railroad heritage and advocacy groups within the state.
The station serves three Amtrak services for a total of eight daily departures (four in each direction):
- Empire Service: four trains daily between New York City and Niagara Falls
- Lake Shore Limited: two trains daily between Boston, New York City, and Chicago
- Maple Leaf: two trains daily between New York City and Toronto
Notable places nearby
- NFTA-METRO bus route 46 Lancaster
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- "New Buffalo Station". Amtrak NEWS 6 (12): 6–7. November 1979. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- "Buffalo-Depew Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
Media related to Buffalo-Depew (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Buffalo-Depew
- Buffalo–Depew Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide – Train Web)
- Buffalo-Depew, NY (BUF) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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