Former Buffalo station demolished; work to begin on new building

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A rendering of the new Buffalo Amtrak station. Work is concluding on tearing down the old station, and work on the new buidling could begin in September.
New York State Department of Transportation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Demolition of Amtrak’s former New York Central passenger station in Buffalo could conclude today, setting the stage for work on a new building.

Passengers on the Empire Service or Maple Leaf have been in a temporary structure since Aug. 12, allowing for preparations to tear down the facility on Exchange Street that was built in 1952. Demolition began last Thursday, and the Buffalo News reports it could be completed today.

Foundation work on the new structure, with a price tag of $27.7 million, could begin in September. The building is slated to open in fall 2020. Plans for the new structure were finalized last December [see “New York awards contracts for new Buffalo station,” Trains News Wire, Dec. 7, 2018].

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