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Getting to the games

Two shuttle buses holding 30 to 40 people will pick up and unload from Canalside, a short walk from First Niagara Center, and drive in a loop that stops at Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street, and also Franklin Street and Chippewa.

“The stops are centrally located. People can pretty much branch off and be within a block of 20-plus food and drink venues,” said Jay Manno, who owns Soho Burger Bar on Chippewa and has helped coordinate restaurant preparation efforts.

The NFTA will have regular service and is not planning to run additional trains, said spokesman Michael Martineck.

Here are some tips:

Best Bet – Park free at the LaSalle Metro Rail Station and take a 20-minute ride to the games. Fare is $2 for adults, with trains running every few minutes.

Park & Ride Tip: Try to stay away from the University Park and Ride so you don’t hit the every-day commuter traffic. The LaSalle Park and Ride is about eight-tenths of a mile away and offers more free parking spaces.

Best Travel Deal – Buy a $5 day pass to ride the Metro Rail or bus to and from the games.


• Thursday: The inbound Metro Rail will run to First Niagara Center about every 12-15 minutes. Outbound trains leave from downtown every 10 to 20 minutes.

• Saturday: Regular Metro Rail and Metro Bus Service.

• The Metro Bus also runs on Elmwood Avenue, Delaware Avenue and other major downtown areas.

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