The Long Awaited Exchange Street Station Is Now Completed
According to WIVB, the major construction of the all-new Exchange Street Station has been completed, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Sunday.
Officials say the new improvements of the station will give a direct connection to metro rail, buses, and taxi services, this project will also help to promote economic activity and tourism to the Western New York region.
Access to multiple forms of transportation is essential to growing any local economy. For far too long, The Queen City has been without a welcoming rail station that's commensurate with the growth Western New York has experienced in recent years. Thanks to the hard work of so many people, Buffalo now has the modern transportation hub it deserves.
said, Governor Andrew Cuomo according to WIVB
The new station has a new covered pedestrian plaza and it's now more convenient and accommodating for bicyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles. Energy-efficient materials were used for the station's construction. It also offers additional seating, parking, and resigned platform to make it safer for riders to board trains. Credit WIVB
A Taste NY kiosk will serve local food and drinks weekdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have evening hours coming soon. The state was awarded a $27.7 million design-build contract for the construction of the station in December of 2018.