Delavan / Canisius College (Metro Rail)

Delavan / Canisius College (Metro Rail)
Delavan / Canisius College
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
Station statistics
Address 1853 Main St (at East Delavan Av)
Buffalo, New York[1]
Coordinates 42°55′21″N 78°51′24″W / 42.922531°N 78.856626°W / 42.922531; -78.856626
Structure Underground (depth, 85ft.)[2]
Platforms 2 inter-connected side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1985
Owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Fare zone Paid fare
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Delavan/Canisius College (formerly Delavan-College station until 2003[3]) is a Metro Rail station in Buffalo, New York.

Delavan-Canisius College Station is located at the north-east corner of Main Street and East Delavan Avenue, in Buffalo.

The deepest station in the system is known as having one of the longest escalators set up in country.

Delavan-Canisius College station was also bored through rock, and remnants of Cold Spring (a small spring) are visible through occasional water running on the track bed floors.


Bus connections

The station has a driveway for bus lines that connect with Metro Rail. Four routes serve the station.

  • 8 Main (on Main Street)
  • 18 Jefferson (in the station loop)
  • 26 Delavan (on East Delavan Avenue)
  • 29 Wohlers (in the station loop)

Points of interest

This station is located in the vicinity of:


In 1979, an art selection committee was created, composed of NFTA commissioners and Buffalo area art experts, that would judge the artwork that would be displayed in and on the properties of eight stations on the Metro Rail line.

Out of the seventy proposals submitted, twenty-two were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.[4]

Delavan-Canisius College Station is home of three pieces of work, from Sam Gilliam (Washington, DC), Carson Waterman (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum), and George Woodman (New York City and Boulder, CO).


  1. ^ "Real Property Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011". Niagara Frontier Transportation Authorty. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ The Dawn of a New Era of Transportation-Metro Rail and You, NFTA, Buffalo NY, date unknown
  3. ^ NFTA Website, August 29, 2003
  4. ^ Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.

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