Utica (Metro Rail)

Utica (Metro Rail)

Infobox Station
name = Utica
type = Buffalo Metro Rail station
style = NFTA

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address = Main and East Utica Streets Buffalo, New York
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line = rail color box|system=NFTA |line=Metro Rail
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structure = At-grade
platform = Low
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opened = 1985
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owned = Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
zone = Paid fare
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Utica Station is located in an area of Buffalo, New York undergoing redevelopment. Like Summer-Best, there is a mix of neglected and refurbished housing units in the process of being rehabilitated or restored.

Bus connections

Boarding from Bus Loop:
* 12-East Utica
* 13-KensingtonBoarded on Main Street:
* 8-Main StreetBoarding from East Utica:
* 12-West Utica

Points of Interest

This station is near:

* Brylin Hospital
* Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
* Cold Spring Bus Garage
* Elmwood Lounge
* Millard Fillmore Hospital (Gates Circle)
* NFTA Transit Police headquarters


In 1979, an art selection committee was created, comprised 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.Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.]

Utica Station is home of three pieces of work, from Margie Hughto (Syracuse), George Smith (Houston), and Craig Langager (New York City).

Margie Hughto offers a heavily glazed clay painting covering the interior wall of the concourse level and then descending to the lower level.Utica Station, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.]

George Smith offers a large stainless steel sculpture based on the art and architecture of the Dogon people of Africa. When passing the sculpture, it appears to be in motion.Utica Station, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.]

The work of Craig Langager is very easy to recognize on the platforms at train level. His four figures, "the Listener" (with birds), "the Portrait Maker" (holding a mirror), "the Stagehand" (with weights and mask), and "the Choreographer-Seneca Man" (animal persona) are metal figures, are paired on either platform.Utica Station, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.]


External links

* [http://www.fortunecity.com/oasis/acapulco/897/success.html Metro Rail Success]

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