Buffalo–Depew station

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Buffalo–Depew, NY
Buffalo-Depew station platform, December 2014.jpg
Buffalo–Depew station in 2014
Location55 Dick Road, Depew, New York
Coordinates42°54′26″N 78°43′36″W / 42.9071°N 78.7266°W / 42.9071; -78.7266Coordinates: 42°54′26″N 78°43′36″W / 42.9071°N 78.7266°W / 42.9071; -78.7266
Owned byState of New York
Line(s)Empire Corridor (Rochester Subdivision)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks4
Bus operatorslocal transit NFTA: 46[1]
Construction
ParkingYes; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeBUF
History
OpenedOctober 28, 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2017)106,815[2]Decrease 1.2%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Buffalo–Exchange Street Empire Service Rochester
toward New York
Buffalo–Exchange Street Maple Leaf
Erie
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited Rochester

Buffalo–Depew is an Amtrak train station in Depew, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. It was built in 1979 to replace the Buffalo Central Terminal as Buffalo's main Amtrak station. (Buffalo–Exchange Street station, located near downtown Buffalo, has limited parking and less service than Buffalo–Depew.)

The station is of a standard design.

The station is served by eight trains per day: two Empire Service round trips, one Lake Shore Limited round trip, and one Maple Leaf round trip. It has a single side platform adjacent to the southernmost of the four tracks of the Rochester Subdivision. The Lake Shore Subdivision, used by the Lake Shore Limited, diverges to the south between Buffalo–Depew and downtown Buffalo.

History[edit]

Front of station

Service to Depew began on October 28, 1979; Buffalo Central Terminal had closed that morning. The original building was a trailer which had previously served as the temporary station building in Dearborn, Michigan (Dearborn opened on October 1, 1979). The permanent building was financed by the New York Department of Transportation.[3] The station is near the site where in 1893, Empire State Express Locomotive #999 attained its alleged top speed of 112.5 miles per hour (181 km/h), making it the fastest locomotive of its time. The station is built in a standard design.

On September 23, 2014, a bison statue was dedicated on the lawn in front of the depot. It recalls two similar pieces that once occupied prominent spots inside Buffalo Central Terminal. Funding for the fiberglass statue was raised by railroad heritage and advocacy groups within the state.[4] A new bison statue has also been placed in Buffalo Central Terminal by the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corporation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFTA-METRO bus route 46 Lancaster
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "New Buffalo Station". Amtrak NEWS. 6 (12): 6–7. November 1979. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Buffalo-Depew Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Buffalo–Depew station at Wikimedia Commons