The Central Terminal has been considered as the site for a new train station in Buffalo. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

State funds will help pay for electrical upgrades at Buffalo's Central Terminal.

A $250,000 grant will upgrade the landmark's electric panels, allowing "full utilization of the historic building," according to a statement from the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes' office.

The state money is administered by the state Dormitory Authority. The money will cap a $500,000 investment effort that includes roof restoration and will allow the completion of solar panel installation, officials said.

The Central Terminal has been considered as a site for a new train station in Buffalo, though officials are expected to announce Thursday the station will be located downtown near Canalside.

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