Allen Medical Campus metro station to close for a month

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Metro Rail station serving Buffalo’s busy medical corridor will soon be closed for about a month due to construction.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority confirmed reports that the station, one of the busiest in the system, will close beginning Feb. 16.  Construction needs for the new $375 million UB Medical School prompted the plan to close the station for a substantial period of time.  Safety issues figured into the decision.

Shuttle buses sponsored by UB will take Metro Rail passengers from the Summer-Best Station to the Medical Campus.

Currently 2,700 passengers use the station daily.  That number is expected to balloon once the medical campus is complete. 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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