Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced Friday that the inbound, aboveground Metro Rail stations will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 due to maintenance work being performed at the stations.
As a result of the work, all boardings and departures on the surface section will take place on the outbound side or eastside of Main Street. Unfortunately, due to the one-track service, there will be delays in service in both directions.
Kimberley A. Minkel, NFTA executive director said: "I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this interruption in service. We will work as effectively as possible to limit any inconvenience to our riders."
Metro will have rail supervisors in the system to assist customers, there will be messages posted and public address announcements will be made at the stations to inform passengers of the temporary change in service.
Rail service is expected to return to a normal schedule for 4 p.m., in ample time to accommodate customers traveling to the First Niagara Center to attend the Buffalo Sabres game.