Metro rail service to switch sides

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The NFTA is making another temporary change to metro service as work continues to return cars to Main Street in downtown Buffalo.

Starting Tuesday, single-track service will switch sides. All inbound and outbound passengers in the free, above-ground section will board and exit rail cars using the inbound stations on the west side of Main Street.

Passengers using a wheelchair or another mobility device must board the first inbound car underground if they intend to exit at any station above ground.

The NFTA says outbound passengers using a mobility device who board at Church Street, Lafayette Square or Fountain Plaza stations must board the last car.

C. Douglas Hartmayer, the NFTA director of public affairs, says double-track service should resume in the coming weeks.

The Cars Sharing Main Street project is working block by block to return vehicular traffic to Main Street. Traffic will share the street with metro rail cars starting in the theatre district. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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