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Good Morning, Buffalo: Get a look at latest plans to turn DL&W terminal into Metro Rail station

Good Morning, Buffalo: Get a look at latest plans to turn DL&W terminal into Metro Rail station

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May 4, 2021

DL&W exterior

An illustration depicts the DL&W Terminal stair tower at the foot of Illinois Street on South Park Avenue. The new structure will provide stairway and elevator access to the terminal’s second floor, which the Savarino Cos. aim to develop into a regional attraction. Little activity exists in the area now, but planners expect Metro Rail passengers as early 2023 to use the tower for access to KeyBank Center and an adjacent parking garage.

Sneak peek: Latest plans to turn DL&W terminal into Metro Rail station

Efforts to resurrect the former grandeur of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Terminal at the foot of Main Street are beginning to become reality as crews work on $52 million worth of track reconfiguration to prepare for interior improvements.

The News’ Robert J. McCarthy reports that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Savarino Cos. are sharing their illustrated visions for the proposed regional attraction. The artist renditions include a new crosswalk on South Park Avenue, a new stair tower at South Park and Illinois Street and a new Metro Rail station within the terminal on the first floor of the Buffalo River side.

While the future of the train shed’s cavernous second floor has yet to be finalized, its private developer said the goal is to make the DL&W an integral part of the city’s burgeoning waterfront.



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