Buffalo–Depew station

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Depew, NY
Buffalo-Depew Station - December 2014.jpg
Buffalo–Depew station in 2014
Location 55 Dick Road
Depew, New York
Coordinates 42°54′26″N 78°43′36″W / 42.9071°N 78.7266°W / 42.9071; -78.7266Coordinates: 42°54′26″N 78°43′36″W / 42.9071°N 78.7266°W / 42.9071; -78.7266
Owned by State of New York
Line(s) Empire Corridor (Rochester Subdivision)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Bus operators local transit NFTA: 46[1]
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BUF
History
Opened October 28, 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 106,815[2]Decrease 1.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Service
toward New York
Maple Leaf
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited

Buffalo–Depew is an Amtrak train station in Depew, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. It was built in 1979 to replace the Buffalo Central Terminal as Buffalo's main Amtrak station.

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. The station is served by eight trains per day: two Empire Service round trips, one Lake Shore Limited round trip, and one Maple Leaf round trip.

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] A new bison statue has also been placed in Buffalo Central Terminal by the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corporation.

Station layout[edit]

West of the station, the Lake Shore Limited breaks off of the corridor onto the Lake Shore Subdivision, while Maple Leaf and Empire trains continue along the Rochester Subdivision.

Platform at Buffalo-Depew station
P
Platform level
Track 4 No passenger service
Track 3 No passenger service
Track 2 No passenger service
Track 1 Empire Service toward Niagara Falls, NY (Buffalo – Exchange Street)
Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Buffalo – Exchange Street)
Lake Shore Limited toward Chicago (Erie)
Empire Service, Maple Leaf toward New York City (Rochester)
Lake Shore Limited toward New York City or Boston (Rochester)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance and station building

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFTA-METRO bus route 46 Lancaster
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "New Buffalo Station". Amtrak NEWS. 6 (12): 6–7. November 1979. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Buffalo-Depew Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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