Buffalo, New York, USA
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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 278,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2020. The Buffalo metropolitan area (Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls) comprised 1,125,637 residents as of the 2020 US Census Bureau Estimate.
Buffalo's rapid transit network consists of a single light rail service.
Buffalo Metro Rail
The Buffalo Metro Rail is a light rail service with 13 stations on a North-South alignment, running from University Heights in the north to Downtown Buffalo in the south, mainly along Main Street. There is another bit 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.
Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 09, 2023
References & Helpful Links
Official Website for Buffalo Metro Rail: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
Official System Map - NFTA Metro [PDF] [Last Accessed Sept 09, 2023]
Metro Rail line color taken from NFTA text on official maps as of January 2020.