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Grand opening of new transportation hub in Buffalo

New building replaces old Amtrak station
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Posted at 9:18 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 21:18:53-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — It's the dawn of a new transportation era in Buffalo.

The new Exchange Street station is now officially open.

It's about twice the size of the original, 66 Year old Amtrak station.

The building is now elevated and situated closer to the street to improve access and visibility.

It's also near Canalside, the Metro Rail and several bus routes.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said, "This new station is a shining beacon of hope for the future as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a symbol of Buffalo's strength and resiliency, enhancing transportation and connectivity in the area. Downtown Buffalo has become a destination, and this station extends a vital corridor to the waterfront and continues our efforts to build back better our economy, increase tourism and enhance quality of life."

The governor's office says the project was completed on budget, and on time.