Meeting/Event Information


February 24, 2020

NFASSP 2020 Plant Tour
February 24, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NFTA Metro Rail Yard and Shop Complex
164 Ohio Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Tour the NFTA Metro Rail Yard

Niagara Frontier Chapter 2020 Plant Tour


Please join us for a tour of the NFTA Metro Rail Maintenance Yard in downtown Buffalo. The former DL&W terminal houses the Metro Rail maintenance operations, rail yard and a high-voltage substation. Learn about the safety programs and protocols needed for working around 650-volt DC catenary wires and 35-ton rail cars, and the special hazards posed by rail operations. Because there is no charge for this tour, it’s a great opportunity to invite prospective new members! (See Special Instructions below for important details.)



Monday, February 24th

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

We will start promptly at 5:00 PM.



NFTA Metro Rail Yards and Shop Complex

164 Ohio St., Buffalo

Meet in the second floor training room; follow the signs.



No charge



Click this link to RSVP.


After-tour social time:

Ballyhoo, 211 S. Park Ave., just across the street from the rail yard.

Ballyhoo offers cocktails, beer, wine and mocktails, as well as light food offerings, including vegetarian and vegan options. Social time will be an unhosted, cash-bar event.


Special Instructions:

To attend the plant tour, you must wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy work shoes. If you have safety glasses please wear them. NFTA safety vests will be provided, and safety glasses for those who don’t have them.



You can park in the facility parking lot across the tracks from the office entrance. You can also park in the NFTA lot on Michigan Ave., between Swannie House and Ballyhoo. Wherever you park, remember to lock your car. Cars parked in the NFTA parking lots will need to be removed at the end of the tour.