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Chuck Schumer
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Brendan Keany
January 13, 2020 - 1:06 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Niagara Falls Amtrak train station to call on the Canadian government to implement pre-clearance for Western New York passengers. "When we designed this station, it was designed to contain state-of-the-art customs clearance...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Authorities identified Eric C. Damon, 43, of Tonawanda as the man who was struck and killed by an northbound Amtrak train on Tuesday evening. Damon was struck by the train at 8:30 p.m. near Sheridan and Military Road. Town of Tonawanda Police and railroad police are...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Department of Transportation unveiled plans Monday to build a brand new downtown Amtrak Station where the current one is located on Exchange street. PHOTOS: Buffalo's new train station DOT Public Information Officer Susan Surdej says the current 66-year-old...
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March 21, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Rochester's new train station will be named after U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, the recently deceased western New York Democrat who helped secure federal funding for the project. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrats, announced Wednesday...
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Allan Harris
March 18, 2018 - 6:41 am
(WBEN/AP) Two U.S. senators from New York say they'd like to honor U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter by renaming a Rochester train station after her. The New York Democrat died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was treated following a fall at home. She was 88. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten...
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Allan Harris
February 04, 2018 - 7:23 am
CAYCE, S.C. (AP/WBEN) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday killed two people and injured about 70 others, authorities said. The Amtrak train was heading from New York to Miami with about 139 people on board when the crash happened around 2:...
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Campaign For Greater Buffalo Architecture History & Culture
April 20, 2017 - 11:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A site selection committee created by Governor Andrew Cuomo voted to recommend that Buffalo's next Amtrak Station be built downtown, rejecting the groundswell of support for resurrecting the massive and mostly-vacant NY Central Terminal on Buffalo's East Side. At the request...
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