List of NFTA Metro bus routes

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Overview[edit]

NFTA Metro carried many of its present route numbers and names from the previous International Railway Company routes.

Otherwise, much of the routing follows (loosely) the following number schematic:

Currently operating routes[edit]

Route Number Route Name Terminals Notes
1 A
1 B
William Downtown (4th Street and West Genesee Street)
City Line (East Lovejoy Street and Goethe Street-Goethe Loop)
Appletree (Appletree Business Park)
2 A
2 B
Clinton Downtown (4th Street and West Genesee Street)
City Line (Clinton Street and Fernwood Avenue-Fernwood Loop)
Transit (Bank of America))
Route no longer services Appletree Business Park.
3 A Grant Downtown (North Division Street and Ellicott Street)
Vulcan (Vulcan Loop)
As of June 19, 2016, route no longer services Kenmore and Military; instead, it services Vulcan Loop, previously served by routes 5 Niagara-Kenmore and 35 Sheridan after those routes began servicing the new Black Rock/Riverside Transit Hub in December 2015.
4 A
4 B
4 H
Broadway Downtown (4th Street and West Genesee Street)
City Line (Broadway and Michael Avenue-Michael Loop)
Harlem (Thruway Mall Transit Center)
"A" trips operate to Michael Loop at the city line, "B" trips operate via Broadway to Harlem and "H" trips operate via Halstead Avenue through the Village of Sloan. As of October 31, 2010, route no longer services Walden Galleria Mall or Appletree Business Park.
5 A Niagara-Kenmore Downtown (South Division Street and Washington Street)
University Station
Route changed to move service over Sheridan Drive to separate route 35 Sheridan and add service from previous route 30 Kenmore. As of December 6, 2015, route no longer services Hertel Avenue or Tonawanda Street between Hertel and Ontario, nor does it service Vulcan Loop.
6 A Sycamore Downtown (Waterfront Village-Lakefront Boulevard and La Riviere Drive)
Walden Galleria Mall
7 A Baynes-Richmond Downtown (South Division Street and Washington Street)
Forest (H.H. Richardson Complex)
8 A Main Waterfront Village (Lakefront Boulevard and La Riviere Drive)
University Station
As of October 31, 2010, route no longer services Michigan Avenue, nor does it service Main/Bailey Loop.
11 A
11 D
Colvin Downtown (South Division Street and Washington Street)
Paramount (Colvin Boulevard and Paramount Drive-Paramount Loop)
Tonawanda (Fillmore Avenue and Wales Avenue)
Route changed to move service over Hertel Avenue to alleviate pressure off Route 23 Fillmore-Hertel. As of March 6, 2016, due to safety concerns with the rail bridge that crosses over Colvin Avenue, route no longer services Amherst Street between Colvin Avenue and Delaware Avenue or Colvin Avenue south of Hertel Avenue.
12 A
Utica Niagara (Niagara Street and Hampshire Street)
City Line (Main Street and Bailey Avenue-Jersey Left Loop)
As of October 31, 2010, route no longer services Huntley Loop. As of June 21, 2015, route changed to move service over Richmond Avenue to alleviate pressure off Route 7 Baynes-Richmond; due to safety concerns with Chenango Street and Hampshire Street being too narrow for buses to navigate, route no longer services Hampshire Street, Chenango Street between West Utica Street and West Ferry Street or West Utica Street west of Richmond Avenue.
13 A
Kensington Utica Station (Main Street and East Utica Street)
University Station
As of October 30, 2010, route no longer services Main Street north of East Ferry Street or Kensington Avenue west of Grider Street.
14 A
14 B
14 C
Abbott Downtown (Washington Street and East Mohawk Street)
The Shops
McKinley Mall (McKinley Parkway near Milestrip Road)
ECC South (Erie Community College South Campus)
As of June 21, 2015, route no longer services Perry Street west of Michigan Avenue or Washington Street south of Exchange Street. Instead, buses will operate as follows: Inbound, regular route to Michigan and Perry, continue Michigan, right Carroll, right North Carroll, right Exchange, right Washington and continue regular route. Outbound, regular route to Washington and Exchange, left Exchange, left North Carroll, left Seneca, left Michigan and continue regular route.
15 A Seneca Downtown (Lower Terrace and Charles Street)
Southgate Plaza Transit Center
16 A
16 B
South Park Downtown (Washington Street and East Mohawk Street)
City Line (South Park Avenue and Nason Place-Lackawanna Victory Transit Center)
McKinley Mall
As of June 21, 2015, route no longer services Perry Street west of Michigan Avenue or Washington Street south of Exchange Street. Instead, buses will operate as follows: Inbound, regular route to Michigan and Perry, continue Michigan, right Carroll, right North Carroll, right Exchange, right Washington and continue regular route. Outbound, regular route to Washington and Exchange, left Exchange, left North Carroll, left Seneca, left Michigan and continue regular route.
18 A Jefferson Delavan/Canisius College Station
Louisiana (Louisiana Street and South Park Avenue)
As of June 19, 2016, route no longer services Hamburg Street or Louisiana Street south of Seneca Street, nor does it service Seneca Street west of Hamburg Street; however, route extended to now service Larkinville.
19 A Bailey University Station
Bailey/Abbott
A few trips operate over Dingens Street into New Buffalo Industrial Park.
20 A Elmwood Downtown (Ellicott Loop)
Orchard (Delaware Avenue and Orchard Drive-Orchard Loop)
22 A Porter-Best Niagara (Lakeview Avenue and Jersey Street)
Thruway Mall (Thruway Mall Transit Center)
Route changed to extend service on Walden Avenue east of Bailey; as such, route no longer services Walden-Bailey Loop.
23 A Fillmore-Hertel Niagara (Niagara Street and Ontario Street)
South Park (Bailey Avenue and Abbott Road-Bailey/Abbott Loop)
Route changed to move service over Niagara Street to service the new Black Rock/Riverside Transit Hub. As of December 6, 2015, route no longer services the Marina Vista Apartments.
24 A
24 B
Genesee Downtown (Buffalo – Exchange Street)
City Line (Genesee Street and Andrews Avenue-Andrews Loop)
Airport (Buffalo-Niagara International Airport)
25 A
25 B
25 D
Delaware Downtown (Ellicott Loop)
Orchard (Delaware Avenue and Orchard Drive-Orchard Loop)
Tonawanda (Main and Niagara Transit Center, Tonawanda)
North Tonawanda (Mid City Plaza)
26 B Delavan Niagara (Niagara Street and West Delavan Avenue)
Thruway Mall (Thruway Mall Transit Center)
Route 26 replaces service on previous 24D trips over Harlem Road. Due to extended service to Thruway Mall, route no longer services Andrews Loop.
29 A Wohlers Niagara (Maryland Street and Efner Street)
Delavan/Canisius College Station
As of June 19, 2016, route changed to move service over Main Street; due to construction of the new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical school that is slated to open in the summer of 2017, route temporarily no longer services Washington Street; instead, passengers who wish to access Allen/Medical Campus Station will be required to deboard at Main and Carlton Streets, 528 feet south.
32 A Amherst Niagara (Niagara Street and Ontario Street)
Thruway Mall (Thruway Mall Transit Center)
As of December 6, 2015, route changed to move service over Niagara Street to service the new Black Rock/Riverside Transit Hub; as such, route no longer services Tonawanda Street north of Amherst Street or Hamilton Street west of Tonawanda Street. As of June 19, 2016, route no longer services Buffalo State College.
34 A
34 B
Niagara Falls Blvd. University Station (Metro Rail)
Amherst Development Park
Audubon (Creekside Park and Ride Lot)
Most buses serve Boulevard Mall. As of September 6, 2010, route no longer services Northtown Plaza.
35 A Sheridan Niagara (Niagara Street and Ontario Street)
Flint Road (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York North Campus)
Route 35 service replaces service on previous 5 Niagara trips over Sheridan Drive. Service is extended to the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York North Campus. As of December 6, 2015, route no longer services Vulcan Loop; instead, it services the new Black Rock/Riverside Transit Hub; however, it does service the Marina Vista Apartments, previously served by route 23 Fillmore-Hertel.
36 A
36 C
Hamburg Downtown (East Mohawk Street and Ellicott Street)
Hamburg (Main Street and Buffalo Street)
McKinley Mall
As of June 21, 2015, route no longer services Perry Street west of Michigan Avenue or Washington Street south of Exchange Street. Instead, buses will operate as follows: Inbound, regular route to Perry and Michigan, right Michigan, right Carroll, right North Carroll, right Exchange, right Washington and continue regular route. Outbound regular route to Washington and Exchange, left Exchange, left North Carroll, left Seneca, left Michigan, left Perry and continue regular route.
40 A Buffalo-Niagara Falls
via Grand Island
Buffalo (Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center)
Niagara Falls (Portage Road Transit Center)
As of December 6, 2015, route no longer services Buffalo Avenue; instead, all buses will be required to enter and exit the Robert Moses Parkway at Buffalo Avenue; however, it does service the new Black Rock/Riverside Transit Hub.
42 A Lackawanna Turnpike/Odell
Southgate Plaza
44 A
44 B
Lockport Buffalo (University Station)
Crosspoint
Lockport (Main Street and Locust Street)
46 A
46 B
Lancaster Thruway Mall
Thruway Mall-via Harlequin
Route replaces route 6 service east of the Walden Galleria Mall and operates as a one-way loop past Buffalo–Depew. As of April 20, 2016, route services new Walmart at Walden Avenue and Nagel Road, previous site of the Super Flea Market.
47 C Youngs Road University Station (Metro Rail Station)
Airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport)
Route replaces Buffalo Niagara International Airport service from University Station on route 30 Kenmore, which was merged with route 5 Niagara.
48 A
48 C
Williamsville University Station
Transit (Eastern Hills Mall)
Most trips serve Erie Community College North Campus.
49 A Millard Fillmore Suburban (formerly Hopkins) University Station
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
50 A
50 B
Main-Niagara Lewiston (2nd Street and Mohawk Street)
Military Road (St. Mary's Hospital)
Niagara Falls Transit Center (near Prime Outlets)
52 A Hyde Park St Mary's Hospital
Niagara Falls Transit Center (near Prime Outlets)
54 A Military Portage Road Transit Center
The Summit
55 A
55 B
55 C
55 F
55 T
Pine Ave. Portage Road Transit Center
Niagara Falls Transit Center (near Prime Outlets)
Niagara Falls International Airport
NCCC/BOCES
Aquarium of Niagara
Serves Downtown Niagara Falls. Bus 55T operates from mid-May through October.
60 A Niagara Falls Express Buffalo
Portage Road Transit Center
61 A North Tonawanda Express Downtown (Exchange Street Station)
North Tonawanda (Main Street and Niagara Street)
64 A Lockport Express Downtown (North Division Street and Ellicott Street)
Lockport (Main Street and Locust Street)
66 A Williamsville Express Downtown (Main Street and Allen Street-Allen/Medical Campus Station)
Transit (Millersport Highway and Transit Road)
Service extended from Eastern Hills Mall to Millersport Highway and Transit Road due to discontinuation of route 65 Amherst Express.
67 A Cleveland Hill Express Downtown (Main Street and Allen Street-Allen/Medical Campus Station)
ECC North (Erie Community College North Campus)
68 A George Urban Express Downtown (Exchange Street Station)
Airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport)
69 A
69 B
Alden Express Downtown (Lower Terrace and Charles Street)
Alden (Broadway and Sullivan Avenue)
Lancaster (Broadway and Central Avenue)
70 A
70 C
East Aurora Express Downtown (Washington Street and East Mohawk Street)
East Aurora (Fillmore Avenue and Riley Street)
72 A
72 P
Orchard Park Express Downtown (Washington Street and East Mohawk Street)
ECC South (Erie Community College South Campus)
74 A
74 B
Hamburg Express Downtown (North Division Street and Ellicott Street)
Athol Springs Transit Center
North Boston (Herman Hill Road)
75 A West Seneca Express Downtown (Lower Terrace and Charles Street)
Bank of America (Transit Road)
Bullis (Seneca Creek Road and Union Road)
76 S Lotus Bay Express Downtown (North Division Street and Ellicott Street)
Seneca Bingo
79 A Tonawanda Express Downtown (Exchange Street Station)
Main & Niagara
81 A Eastside Express Downtown (South Division Street and Washington Street)
101 A
101 B
101 C
101 D
North-South Lackawanna Victory Transit Center to McKinley Vocational High School
South Park High School to Utica (Metro Rail)
Lackawanna ("The Shops") to McKinley Vocational High School
Hutchinson Central Technical High School to Bailey & Abbott
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days, but is open to general public use.
102 B
102 F
Bailey McKinley Vocational High School/Burgard Vocational High School to Bailey & Abbott/Lackawanna Victory Transit Center
Fernwood Loop to McKinley Vocational High School
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days, but is open to general public use.
103 East Suburban Lackawanna ("The Shops")
St. Mary's High School, Lancaster (Central & Broadway)
Catholic High School bus route. Only operates on school days, but is open to general public use.
104 South-Central City Honors School
City Line (Starin & Kenmore)
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days—and then only one, one-way trip—but is open to general public use.
106 South-Suburban Downtown (Carolina & Busti)
Immaculata Academy, Hamburg/Saint Francis High School, Athol Springs
Catholic High School bus route. Only operates on school days, but is open to general public use.
110 West-North Burgard Vocational High School
Black Rock (Marina Vista Apartments)
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days—and then only one, one-way trip—but is open to general public use.
111 A
111 B
South-Michigan Lovejoy & Ogden
City Honors School
Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts/East High School
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days, but is open to general public use.
112 Grant-North East High School
City Line (Kenmore & Vulcan)
Buffalo Public School bus route. Only operates on school days—and then only one, one-way trip—but is open to general public use.
204 Airport/Downtown Express Downtown (North Division Street and Ellicott Street)
Airport (Holtz Road Park and Ride)
206 Buffalo State Circulator Fall/Spring semester shuttle service for Buffalo State College campus, with additional service to Tops and Wegmans on Amherst Street

Previously operating routes[edit]

Route Number Route Name Operation from/to Notes
9 Parkside/Zoo Downtown
Delavan/Canisius College Station
City Line (Coburg Loop & Kenmore)
Brighton & Eggert (B trips)
Service originated as the 9-Kenmore streetcar route in the early 1900s. Service continued as an extension of route 18 Jefferson, then 39 Parker, then operated for a brief time as a Bflo Transit, Inc. operated route.
10 West Utica Downtown
Utica Station (or Main & Utica)
Ferry & Niagara
Service originated as a streetcar route in the early 1900s. Service combined with route 12 East Utica, renamed 12 Utica upon opening of Metro Rail line in 1985.
17 Central Terminal Downtown (Hotels)
Buffalo Central Terminal
Service continued until mid-to-late-1990s with some service on route 4C, operating Fillmore Avenue, Paderewski Drive and Memorial Drive, before returning onto Broadway.
20E Late Night Express Downtown (Delaware & Chippawa)
Delavan/Canisius College Station
Short-lived shuttle service between Canisius College, Medaille College, Buffalo State College and the Chippewa Entertainment District. Service originally operated weekends, then reduced to Thursday nights only before being eliminated entirely due to low ridership and budget cuts.
21 Michigan/Forest Downtown
Main & Michigan
Main & Delavan
Forest & Niagara
Service eliminated in March 1993, with some service on route 8B serving Michigan Avenue from Best Street to William Street to ease pressure off route 8A service to and from Downtown Buffalo; service on route 8B eliminated on October 31, 2010.
27 Ridge Road Downtown or Ford Plant
Southgate Plaza
Orchard Park
East Aurora
Some service replaced currently with route 42 Lackawanna.
27 A Erie County Home Airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport)
Wende (Erie County Home)
Replaced service previously offered on "24C" service into Wende. Passengers were required to transfer between routes at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Service eliminated March 7, 2015 due to extremely low ridership.
28 Sheridan Northtown Plaza
Sheridan & Mill
Service cut early 1980s. Similar service currently offered partially by route 49 Millard Suburban from University Station.
30 Kenmore Dupont (Sheridan Drive)
Vulcan Loop
University Station
Airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport)
Base service currently operates as route 5 Niagara-Kenmore from Vulcan Loop to University Station and similarly routed route 47 Youngs Road from University Station to Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
31 Ogden University Station
Broadway/Ogden
McKinley Circle
Nason Loop or Bailey/Abbott
Bethlehem Steel
Service continued as extension of route 22 Porter-Best; service eliminated in mid-to-late-1990s.
33 Tonawanda/North Tonawanda Main/Niagara
Warner/Witmer (M or P)
Ruie/Nash (S, T or W)
Hackett/Hinds (J or K)
Ellicott Creek/Frederick (F)
The Summit (B or P)
Some service replaced by route 20 Elmwood (20T) and route 25 Delaware (25H, 25M).
35 Hamburg via Abbott Downtown
McKinley Mall
ECC South
Hamburg (Main & Buffalo)
Service discontinued and replaced as an extension of route 14 Abbott. Service currently does not operate south of Erie Community College South Campus.
37 Hamburg via Camp Downtown
Ford Plant
South Park & Scranton
Hamburg (Main & Buffalo)
Boston
Some service presently operates during rush hours as part of route 74 Boston Express.
38 Buffalo/Angola Downtown
Angola
Some service between Buffalo and Lotus Bay (via Angola) operates as route 76 Lotus Bay Express.
39 Parker University Station or Delavan/Canisius College Station
Brighton & Eggert
Northtown Plaza or Tonawanda (Ellicott Creek)
Service eliminated in late-1990s. Service briefly operated by Bflo Transit, Inc. after that time.
41 Sheridan/Harlem University Station
Thruway Plaza
Southgate Plaza (B)
Service eliminated upon the schedule changes in December 2001.
42 North Campus University Station
Flint Circle
Shuttle service briefly operated in the 1990s between University Station and UB Flint Circle via North Bailey Avenue and Maple Road.
43 Mall Shuttle Thruway Plaza
Appletree Business Park
Started March 1993 as an extension of route 4 Broadway and route 6 Sycamore to serve Walden Galleria Mall and Appletree Business Park from Thruway Mall. Eliminated and extended on route 4 to compensate for lost route. Service changed on October 31, 2010 to eliminate route between Walden Galleria and Appletree Business Park with route 46 Lancaster added to compensate portion of routes 4, 6B, 6C, 6D and 6F that was eliminated.
46 ECMC Shuttle Delavan/Canisius College Station
Erie County Medical Center
This route operated as a shuttle from Delavan/Canisius College Station to ease pressure off route 13A service into Erie County Medical Center.
51 Buffalo Av
Military Road
Downtown Niagara Falls
Krull
The Summit
Service merged with route 53 Niagara.
51 Military North The Summit
Niagara Transit Center
Niagara University
Service eliminated due to low ridership.
53 Niagara Downtown Niagara Falls
The Summit
Previously part of route 50-Buffalo Avenue-University-Highland route. Rejoined with route 50, although Niagara Street alignment maintained.
56 River Road Kenmore & Military
Main & Niagara
The Summit
Niagara Transit Center
Started March 24, 1993 as a continuation of buses operating from Frontier Station to Niagara Falls routes. Eliminated October 30, 2010.
57 A Flex Tonawandas Main Street and Niagara Street
Niagara Falls International Airport
Replaced service previously offered on "25C" and "25D" service into North Tonawanda. Eliminated June 19, 2015 due to extremely low ridership.
58 Lockport-Niagara Falls
58 Lockport City
62 Parker Downtown
Ellicott Creek
Service eliminated April 27, 2012 due to low ridership.
63 Riverside Downtown
Kenmore & Military
Service eliminated April 27, 2012 due to low ridership.
65 Amherst Downtown Buffalo
Millersport & Transit
Service eliminated April 27, 2012 due to low ridership; service to Millersport Highway and Transit Road transferred to route 66 Williamsville express.
71 Holland Started March 24, 1993; service to Holland transferred to route 70 Holland Express and route 75 West Seneca Express.
73 Lancaster Started March 24, 1993; service to Lancaster transferred to route 69 Alden Express.
80 ECC Shuttle Tri-campus shuttle connecting ECC campuses; service transferred to route 211 ECC Circulator.
82 Outer Harbor Shuttle Short-lived route serving businesses on the outer harbor. Service eliminated due to low ridership.
90 Bills Express
Portage Road Transportation Center
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
91 Bills Express
Tonawanda (Township)
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
92 Bills Express
University Station
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
93 Bills Express
Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
94 Bills Express
Niagara Falls Transportation Center
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
95 Bills Express
Thruway Plaza
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
96 Bills Express
Clarence Mall
Short-lived route serving Buffalo Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Service eliminated April 29, 2012.
97 Darien Lake Service operated between Downtown Buffalo and Darien Lake Theme Park Resort. Service eliminated April 29, 2012 due to low ridership and high cost of operating, although service was briefly reinstated to run during the summer of 2012.
200 North Tonawanda-Wheatfield Eliminated May 1, 2012 due to low ridership.
201 Lockport Shuttle Lockport (Main Street and Locust Street) Hourly loop service in the City of Lockport.
202 Metrolink Shuttle Erie Canal Harbor Station
Parking Area (Michigan & Perry)
Short-lived shuttle route to parking area in lower Main Street area.
203 Wende Shuttle Erie County Medical Center
Wende Home
Shuttle service timed during shift changes for Erie County Home.
207 Grant Shuttle Buffalo State College
Grant & Ferry
Shuttle service for Buffalo State College students to shopping and entertainment. Service eliminated due to route duplication on route 3 Grant.
208 Elmwood Shuttle Buffalo State College
Adam's Mark
Shuttle service for Buffalo State College students to shopping and entertainment. Service eliminated due to route duplication on route 20 Elmwood.
209 Medaille Circulator Shuttle service connecting Medaille College and remote parking at Buffalo Zoo. Service eliminated May 1, 2012 due to low ridership.
210 Airport-Niagara Falls Express Service operated between Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Niagara Falls Transportation Center and Portage Road Transit Center. Service eliminated April 29, 2012 due to low ridership and funding.
211 ECC Circulator Fall/Spring semester tri-campus shuttle serving ECC City Campus to either ECC North or ECC South.
216 McKinley Mall-Gowanda Service eliminated May 1, 2012 due to low ridership and high cost of operating.

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