Buffalo

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Overview - Buffalo

Located at the junction of the Niagara River and Lake Erie, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the second most populated city in New York by population behind New York City. It has approximately 257,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2016. The Buffalo metropolitan area (Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls) comprised 1,136,856 residents as of the 2017 US Census Bureau Estimate.


Buffalo's rapid transit network consists of a single light rail line.

Buffalo Metro Rail

Opened 1984, the Buffalo Metro Rail consists of a single Light Rail line that serves the city of Buffalo, New York.

Metro Rail

The Buffalo Metro Rail is a light rail line with 13 stations on a 10.3 km North-South alignment, running from University Heights in the north to Downtown Buffalo in the south, mainly along Main Street. There is another 0.3 km of track leading to an event-only station on the south end of the line. In Downtown Buffalo, the line runs at-grade, but descends into a tunnel north of the Fountain Plaza station at the former Theater station, which was closed in 2013.


The Buffalo Metro Rail was opened in October 1984 and the last expansion to the line was in November 1986. The Buffalo Metro Rail is owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Metro Rail20'20'20'20'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Feb 09, 2020

References & Helpful Links

Buffalo Metro Rail at Wikipedia

Official Website for Buffalo Metro Rail: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)


Maps

All Official Maps - Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority [Last Accessed Jan 09, 2020]

Official System Map - NFTA Metro [PDF] [Last Accessed Jan 09, 2020]


Other Sources

Buffalo, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Metro Rail line color taken from NFTA text on official maps as of January 2020.


Last Updated: Feb 09, 2020

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
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