- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The downtown Buffalo Amtrak station remains closed because of recent weather-related damage as the passenger rail service works with state and local officials to determine their next move.

Amtrak officials say Wednesday that they’re working with city officials, the state Department of Transportation and other stakeholders after recent heavy rains caused the ceiling to collapse in the passenger waiting area. Amtrak says after the damage is assessed they’ll “jointly determine the most prudent way forward.”

Amtrak says no timetable has been set for reopening the station.

Trains are still stopping at the Exchange Street station but the building remains closed.

The downtown station, located under a highway overpass, is one of the smallest on Amtrak’s upstate service corridor. Major renovations have been made or are planned at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Schenectady.


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