Amtrak

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The group in charge of choosing a site for a new Buffalo train station has recommended the station be built downtown, near the current Exchange Street site.

Supporters of the Central Terminal option, prior to the meeting, suggested the people making the selection already had their minds made up and willingly ignored the overwhelming public support for the East Side site.

Campaign for Greater Buffalo

With a state-appointed committee due to decide Thursday where a new city passenger train station should be located, a highly visible preservationist is arguing the new station should be in downtown Buffalo on Washington Street just south of Exchange Street.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Niagara Falls, New York has opened its new train and intermodal transportation station. Leaders in the Cataract City hail it as another component for local tourism. And they're looking to Buffalo, which is expected to soon decide where to build its own new train station, and urging their neighbors to get it done.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The unofficial vote went to Amtrak returning to Broadway-Fillmore's Central Terminal during a packed and occasionally raucous public meeting Tuesday night at the Buffalo Science Museum.

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You have a chance to weigh in Tuesday evening and learn more about the proposed sites for a new train station in Buffalo.  The Governor's Train Station Site Selection Committee, led by Mayor Byron Brown, is set to host a hearing at 5 p.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science. 

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Congressman Brian Higgins is urging Amtrak to support Buffalo's Central Terminal site as the choice for a future train station.


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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants federal officials to move faster to require mass transit employees nationwide be screened through federal terrorism watch lists.

Amtrak and the City of Niagara Falls have reached an agreement on a lease deal for space in the city's new transportation center. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

State rail inspectors found some critical problems on a CSX rail line running through downtown Buffalo and on to Niagara Falls, which carries six Amtrak passenger trains each day.


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With a million-dollar incentive placed on the table Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was already discussing possible candidates for a committee that will be tasked with identifying the site for the city's new train station.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo might get a new train station or two, but it will not be quick, simple or cheap. That was the message delivered Wednesday night at a meeting about a new downtown station.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

What once served as Buffalo's train station may be revived to serve in that role again, if advocates for the landmark have their way. Congressman Brian Higgins, who is urging the exploration of options for a future Buffalo train station when federal funds become available, got a tour of the space on Wednesday.


Wikipedia

Buffalo's old Central Terminal could finally be brought back to life if the community goes along with plans for reusing the iconic structure.