Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Central Terminal

The Central Terminal, originally uploaded by Jaquandor.

Here is Buffalo's Central Terminal, a gorgeous old monolith of a building that stands, unused and (somewhat) neglected, on Buffalo's East Side. The trains don't run there anymore, and the building fell into much disrepair over the decades it stood there; but in recent years, it's been the focus of a volunteer restoration effort that has done a lot of great work there.

When there was a brief push for high speed rail as part of the stimulus package a few years ago, folks wondered if maybe the Central Terminal could serve as Buffalo's HSR terminal, but apparently this is not possible. Oh well.

Long live the Central Terminal!

1 comment:

Derek J. Punaro said...

Reusing Central Terminal as a high speed rail station again certainly is possible. Early remarks from the state DOT were incorrect on that topic. The real question is if high speed rail will ever come to New York at all.