Buffalo–Exchange Street station
|Location||75 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
|Owned by||City of Buffalo|
|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%|
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 and the second platform and walkway are gone.
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 serves six Amtrak trains daily:
- Empire Service (New York City – Niagara Falls): two trains in each direction
- Maple Leaf (New York City – Toronto): one train in each direction
There is a 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.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
- "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.
- Coach Usa Western New York: Jamestown – Buffalo Line Run
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