N.F. Amtrak Station Completed, Still Needs Lease

The new Amtrak station in Niagara Falls, New York, held an open house last weekend, but it remains to be seen when trains will begin using the new $43 million transportation complex.

Amtrak 4The city is still negotiating with Amtrak on the details of a lease and service is not expected to begin for at least another month.

The Niagara Falls city council has approved a lease with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a border patrol office in the station.

“But we are still going back and forth about what [Amtrak] wants in and what we want in,” said Thomas J. DeSantis, acting director of planning and economic development for the city.

Amtrak sent an exhibit train to Niagara Falls for the open house.

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