Delavan/Canisius College station

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Delavan/Canisius College
Buffalo Metro Rail station
Delavan-Canisius College Station.jpg
Delavan/Canisius College station's inbound platform
Location 1863 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14208
Coordinates 42°55′21″N 78°51′24″W / 42.922531°N 78.856626°W / 42.922531; -78.856626Coordinates: 42°55′21″N 78°51′24″W / 42.922531°N 78.856626°W / 42.922531; -78.856626
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 inter-connected side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Underground
Depth 85 feet (26 m)
Other information
Fare zone Paid fare
Opened May 20, 1985
Closed July 11, 2016 (outbound)
Previous names Delavan-College (May 20, 1985-September 1, 2003)
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Delavan/Canisius College (formerly Delavan-College until September 1, 2003) is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located at the northeast corner of Main Street and East Delavan Avenue and is known as having one of the longest escalators set up in the country. Delavan/Canisius College station was also bored through rock and remnants of Cold Spring (a small spring) that are visible through occasional water running on the track bed floors.

Bus routes serving Delavan/Canisius College station[edit]

NFTA fleet number 1113 leaving Delavan/Canisius College station.

Delavan/Canisius College station is one of only four stations that offers a bus loop, requiring passengers to board/debark using curbside stops (the other three being University, LaSalle and Utica) and one of only two that has a driveway for bus lines that connect with Metro Rail (the other being Utica). Route 8 buses heading toward Marine Drive or University station and route 26 buses heading toward Thruway Mall do not board at the curb on the same side as the station, which is served by four bus routes:

Boarding from Bus Loop:

  • 18 Jefferson (inbound)
  • 29 Wohlers (inbound)

Boarding on Main Street:

  • 8 Main

Boarding on East Delavan Avenue:

  • 26 Delavan


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. Delavan/Canisius College station is home of three pieces of work, from Sam Gilliam (Washington, DC), Carson Waterman (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum) and George Woodman (New York City and Boulder, CO).

Notable places nearby[edit]

Delavan/Canisius College station is located near:


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