|Above: YouTubeCA video - The Light Rail of Buffalo, New York - Length: 6:14 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - The Light Rail of Buffalo, New York 2018 - Length: 8:49 mins.|
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Operator: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
|Metro Rail||University - Humboldt Hospital - Utica - Allen / Medical Campus - Lafayette Square - Seneca - Erie Canal [on special occasions: - Special Events]|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT: 10.3 km.
- Streetcars (traditional): (horse-powered) 1860 - ; (electric) 1888 - 1 July 1950.
- Interurbans: 1895 - 20 Aug. 1937.
- Modern light rail: 9 Oct. 1984 - today.
- Streetcars & interurbans: 1435 mm.
- Bregger, D.D. Buffalo's historic streetcars and buses. Charleston (SC): Arcadia, 2008.
- Sellin, M.V. "Light rapid transit in Buffalo" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, July 1985 (48: 571), p.228-231.
- Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit [Tramway Handbooks No.4] Hassocks (West Sussex, England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1981.
- Buffalo Metro Rail
- International Railway (New York–Ontario)
- Interurban railways (on the Chicago Transit & Railfan site)
- List of routes of City of Buffalo streetcars
- International Railway Company - Buffalo Streetcar and Bus Guide, Oct. 1935
- NFTA Metro
- Niagara Falls Info: Niagara Falls, USA Streetcars
- OpenStreetMap - Relation: Buffalo-Niagara Falls High-Speed Line (1403975)
Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Buffalo system.
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