Erie Canal Harbor (Metro Rail)

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Erie Canal Harbor
Buffalo Metro Rail station
Erie Canal Harbor station - June 2015.JPG
Erie Canal Harbor Station platforms with One Seneca Center in the background
Location 100 block of Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Coordinates 42°52′40″N 78°52′37″W / 42.87778°N 78.87694°W / 42.87778; -78.87694Coordinates: 42°52′40″N 78°52′37″W / 42.87778°N 78.87694°W / 42.87778; -78.87694
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Free fare
History
Opened October 9, 1984
Previous names Auditorium
Services
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Terminus
Metro Rail
toward University

Erie Canal Harbor (formerly Auditorium until September 1, 2003) is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located in the 100 block of Main Street (just north of Hanover and Scott Streets) next to the former Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between the Erie Canal Harbor Station and Fountain Plaza Station. Passengers continuing past Fountain Plaza Station are required to provide proof-of-payment. Unless there are events occurring at First Niagara Center, at which point Special Events Station is utilized, this is the southern terminus of Metro Rail. Since Erie Canal Harbor Station serves as a terminal, immediately north is a double crossover. Erie Canal Harbor Station is one of only two stations that are the closest to the Amtrak Exchange Street Station located on Exchange Street between Washington and Oak Streets beneath Interstate 190 (the other being Seneca Station, located 1,584 feet north).

Bus routes serving Erie Canal Harbor Station[edit]

  • 6 Sycamore
  • 8 Main (outbound)
  • 14 Abbott
  • 16 South Park
  • 36 Hamburg
  • 74 Hamburg

Notable places nearby[edit]

Erie Canal Harbor Station is located near:

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