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Groundbreaking Event for Train Station Attracts 150
Number at ceremony far exceeds expected ridership

June 10, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony has more people than train station will ever see at one time.

The ground breaking for the Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center occurred yesterday at the Custom House.

This rendering of the train station looks like Emerald City at the end of the Yellow Brick Road. When it is built it will look drastically different. For one the station has been downsized and the materials have been vastly cheapened to fit into the budget . Secondly the view of the rendering is from a 500 foot away perspective. But since the building is shoe horned into a small space., no one will see the building from this vista.

But it hardly matters since no one uses trains for travel and because of irregular and impossibly long travel times (it takes twice as long to get to Niagara Falls from Buffalo, by train as it would be car) it is conceded even by the people who planned it, that the train station will be lucky to have 100 riders a day.

broken up over 12 hours that is less than 10 people per hour.

Trains and train stations are sure to be lonely places... but no matter, it is only the taxpayer who will pay....
At one time being a train conductor was many a boy’s dream...
Mayor Paul Dyster look alike plays with trains at taxpayers’ expense, just like the real one does.
A Mayor Paul Dyster look alike demonstrates the value of trains in the 21st century.

"After years of effort by many dedicated people, we finally get to break ground on the final phase of our Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center. Hallelujah and Amen!"

said Mayor Paul Dyster, who was joined by a number of elected officials and people who worked or will work on the $40 million project that will attempt to revive the obsolete mode of travel.

About 150 people attended.

It will probably be the last time 150 people will all gather at that site at one time.

Train station cannot be viewed from this angle in real life.
A huge empty train station is what we’re going to get...





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