Congressman urges Amtrak to reuse historic Buffalo Central Terminal

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Buffalo (N.Y.) Central Terminal as it appeared in 1999.
Matt Van Hattem
BUFFALO — A New York State congressman is urging Amtrak to re-use the historic Buffalo Central Terminal. Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins wrote a letter to Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman this week about the benefits of the using the 17-store station built for the New York Central in 1929 but that has sat unused for decades, WBFO News reports.

Amtrak and New York State officials are studying numerous locations around Buffalo to build a new station. Another option includes building the station closer to downtown. Higgins argues that the Buffalo Central Terminal offers more direct service to places such as Chicago and, since it already has plenty of unused space around it, there is no need to buy additional land and move homes and businesses. Higgins says that rebuilding the old station would boost economic growth.

“(The terminal) is a major piece of Buffalo’s history and its future,” he says.

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