Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:12 pm There's also the possibility of increased frequencies for the Empire Service, the eventual NY High Speed Rail on the corridor, and even GO Transit expanding to Buffalo; all of which would justify the use of a larger and grander station (of course being Central Terminal) that can hold more trains and represent the city's greatness.(Emphasis mine)
Why is that a certainty? There’s a lot of undeveloped or underused land along the CSX track between Exchange Street, Washington Street, I-190, and the Larkinville wye. Some is within the CSX right-of-way, some is publicly-owned, and some looks privately-owned, but it looks like a mix of utilities, light industrial, and parking lots that can definitely have value added. In the past I’ve suggested a Larkinville station, but Buffalo chose to expand Exchange Street Station - it’s obviously the local choice and should continue to be.
Someday we need to have a discussion about Buffalo-Depew’s role in this area though.