Humboldt–Hospital station

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Buffalo Metro Rail station
Buffalo Humboldt Hospital Station 02 (2012-07-19).jpg
Humboldt-Hospital station's outbound platform
Location2040 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Coordinates42°55′39″N 78°51′06″W / 42.927541°N 78.851677°W / 42.927541; -78.851677Coordinates: 42°55′39″N 78°51′06″W / 42.927541°N 78.851677°W / 42.927541; -78.851677
Owned byNiagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeUnderground
Depth75 feet (23 m)
Other information
Fare zonePaid fare
OpenedMay 20, 1985
Passengers (2017)163,741[1]
Preceding station   NFTA   Following station
Metro Rail
toward University

Humboldt–Hospital is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located at the western terminus of Kensington Avenue and Main Street and is the only station with entrances on both sides of the Main Street for passengers to enter and exit from. To not confuse, Kensington Avenue rejoins Main Street in Snyder, New York at its eastern terminus. Since Humboldt–Hospital station served as a terminal due to Amherst Street station serving as the northern terminus from May 20, 1985 to November 10, 1986, about 580 feet north is a double crossover; the area near the station is a mix of housing and medical offices, anchored by the Sisters of Charity Hospital. The Parkside residential community is directly to the east of the station and is also a short distance from Delaware Park.

Bus routes serving Humboldt-Hospital station[edit]

Humboldt-Hospital station is one of four stations that does not offer an off-road bus loop, requiring passengers to board/debark using curbside stops (the other three being Amherst Street, Summer-Best and Allen/Medical Campus) and one of only two that has one route serving the station (the other being LaSalle):

  • 8 Main


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 70 proposals submitted, 22 were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations. Humboldt-Hospital station is home of two pieces of work in the upper level, from Sharon Gold and Joyce Kozloff (New York City); the artwork in the form of photography on the platform level is by Milton Rogovin.

Notable places nearby[edit]

Humboldt-Hospital station is near:


  1. ^ "Metro Rail Expansion Project Final Scoping Document" (PDF). May 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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