Buffalo–Exchange Street station
|Location||75 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
|Owned by||City of Buffalo|
|Line(s)||Empire Corridor (Buffalo Terminal Subdivision)|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
|Parking||10 long term and 10 short term|
|Station code||Amtrak code: BFX|
|Opened||August 2, 1952|
|Passengers (2015)||41,584 0.9%|
The station serves six Amtrak trains daily. Two trains in each direction on the Empire Service, and one in each direction on the Maple Leaf. The station is approximately two blocks away from the Erie Canal Harbor and Seneca stations on the Buffalo Metro Rail light rail line. It is also close to the First Niagara Center. There is also daily Coach USA bus service at the station, operating between Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center and Jamestown, New York, via Dunkirk and Fredonia, and serving the communities along the southeast shore of Lake Erie.
Planning for the current structure began in 1949. New York heavily funded the station as being part of the Skyway construction. The total cost was $7 million. The station opened on August 2, 1952. The station originally served 21 New York Central and Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway trains daily. The double track station had two side platforms connected by an overhead walkway.
On October 29, 1977, Amtrak reinstated service between Grand Central Terminal in New York and Toronto Union Station. The station was reopened, though the line is now single track, the overhead walkway has been removed, and the second platform remains unused and abandoned.
In September 2016, the station building was temporarily closed due to a partial collapse during heavy rains. The platforms remain open for passengers.
The station has one low-level side platform on the north side of the tracks.
|Street level||Exit/entrance and station building|
|Side platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Track 1||← Empire Service toward Niagara Falls, NY (Terminus)
← Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Niagara Falls, NY)
Empire Service, Maple Leaf toward New York City (Buffalo–Depew) →
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
- Coach Usa Western New York: Jamestown – Buffalo Line Run
- "Buffalo, NY (BFX)". Great American Stations. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- Sommer, Mark (September 20, 2016). "Buffalo's Amtrak station closed as ceiling collapses". Buffalo News. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
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