The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority started construction on the Metro Rail System near the 400 block of Main Street and Church Street in Buffalo yesterday (July 13).
Crews will replace the rail, track bed and catenary wiring between Church and Mohawk Street. The project also includes installation of a new double crossover track, which will make future service interruptions less disruptive to passengers, improve safety and efficiency.
Construction is a part of the state funded multimillion-dollar project to improve the infrastructure of the Metro Rail system. Future work will include major updates to track beds near Humboldt Hospital Station, and renovations to Church Street Station.
“This is something we’ve had in the plans for years and we’re excited to have reached this next stage,” said James Morrell Director of Public Transit. “Our Delevan Station is a beautiful example of what’s to come and while there’s still a long road of work ahead, we’ve made an enormous amount of progress.”
Construction is scheduled to be completed in December.