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Operator NFTA
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1984
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 27
Mileage 14.1 miles
Gauge Std
Stations 15
Power overhead
Fare Media Tkts
Website NFTA
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 5/2002
Last Visit 5/2002
% Rode 100%

US > Eastern US Transit
Buffalo, NY

Buffalo

Buffalo has a unique Light rail system in several respects. The line operates on the surface (Main St) in downtown Buffalo. It then goes into a subway to reach the SUNY Buffalo South Campus. The Light Rail cars are long, but not articulated, unlike many North American systems.

In the subway the cars use high level platforms. On Main St the cars have flip down steps for curb loading, although each station does have a mini-platform for the front door of the train. Service is quick and reliable.

Unfortunately downtown Buffalo has been in the doldrums for years. This is one of the few systems that has not sparked growth. Maybe if the line was extended to North Campus and a branch to Tonawanda and some investment is made in the downtown core, ridership and downtown would improve!

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buf-lr-050702-02.jpg (323905 bytes)Train in new paint scheme at Auditorium, note the steps. (5/02) buf-lr-050702-03.jpg (291260 bytes)Rainy day at Auditorium station with a car in the new paint scheme. (5/02)
buf-lr-050702-08.jpg (450162 bytes)Outbound train leaving Fountain Plaza. (5/02)  
Page last updated: 03/25/17

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