Politicians consider "Fresh Look" for Buffalo Central Terminal

Posted at 8:15 AM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 18:05:13-04

The Buffalo Central Terminal has been standing since 1929, but has been closed for nearly 40 years - no trains, no passengers. But that may all change, as politicians consider a fresh look for the historic landmark.

Congressman Brian Higgins and Councilman David Franczyk toured the building in consideration as a new location for the Buffalo train station. 

Higgins is calling for the immediate release of $25 million dollars currently set aside for the train station at Exchange Street. He said, this is the first step to furthering the discussion about new locations for the station, Canalside is the other option. This could also be the Queen City's chance to land high speed rail. 

"When you look at the growth of southern Ontario, when you look at the beginning of the renaissance in the city of Niagara Falls, perhaps Buffalo would be a good location or a demonstration project pilot project for high speed rail," Higgins said.