- Delavan / Canisius College (Metro Rail)
Delavan / Canisius College
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
Station statistics Address 1853 Main St (at East Delavan Av)
Buffalo, New York
Coordinates Lines Structure Underground (depth, 85ft.) Platforms 2 inter-connected side platforms Tracks 2 Other information Opened 1985 Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Fare zone Paid fare Services Preceding station NFTA Following stationtoward Special Events Metro Railtoward University
Delavan-Canisius College Station is located at the north-east corner of Main Street and East Delavan Avenue, in Buffalo.
The deepest station in the system is known as having one of the longest escalators set up in country.
Delavan-Canisius College station was also bored through rock, and remnants of Cold Spring (a small spring) are visible through occasional water running on the track bed floors.
The station has a driveway for bus lines that connect with Metro Rail. Four routes serve the station.
- 8 Main (on Main Street)
- 18 Jefferson (in the station loop)
- 26 Delavan (on East Delavan Avenue)
- 29 Wohlers (in the station loop)
Points of interest
This station is located in the vicinity of:
- Burchfield-Penney Art Center
- Canisius College
- Cold Springs bus garage (Main & Michigan)
- Doris Records
- Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo
- Gates Circle
- Hamlin Park Neighborhood
- Millard Fillmore Hospital-Gates Circle
- Record Theater
In 1979, an art selection committee was created, composed of NFTA commissioners and Buffalo area art experts, that would judge the artwork that would be displayed in and on the properties of eight stations on the Metro Rail line.
Out of the seventy proposals submitted, twenty-two were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.
Delavan-Canisius College Station is home of three pieces of work, from Sam Gilliam (Washington, DC), Carson Waterman (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum), and George Woodman (New York City and Boulder, CO).
- ^ "Real Property Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011". Niagara Frontier Transportation Authorty. http://www.nfta.com/pdfs/PropertyReportFYE11.PDF. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- ^ The Dawn of a New Era of Transportation-Metro Rail and You, NFTA, Buffalo NY, date unknown
- ^ NFTA Website, August 29, 2003
- ^ Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.
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