Special Events station

Special Events (formerly Arena) is the southernmost station in the Buffalo Metro Rail system located at the corner of Main and Perry Streets in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between Erie Canal Harbor station and Fountain Plaza station. Passengers continuing northbound past Fountain Plaza are required to have proof-of-payment. Special Events station is located next to the KeyBank Center, which it serves immediately before and after an event. If there is no event at KeyBank Center, Erie Canal Harbor station serves as the southern terminus. The tracks continue to the NFTA Rail Maintenance Yard.

Special Events
Special Events Station - July 2016.jpg
Special Events station with HarborCenter in the background
General information
LocationMain and Perry Streets
Buffalo, New York
Coordinates42°52′35.98″N 78°52′38.68″W / 42.8766611°N 78.8774111°W / 42.8766611; -78.8774111
Owned byNFTA
Platforms1 low-level side platform
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Fare zoneFree fare
Previous namesArena
Preceding station NFTA Following station
Terminus Metro Rail Erie Canal Harbor
toward University
Future service
Preceding station NFTA Following station
Metro Rail Erie Canal Harbor
toward University
External image
image icon Train at the station at night. The Buffalo Skyway is seen in the background.

In 2023, this station is planned to be replaced by DL&W station.

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