Discussion in 'Amtrak Rail Discussion' started by Montreal Ltd, Feb 14, 2019.
Any attractions or way to spend time for a long layover?
Ok that was harsh.
Walking or take a taxi to the Walden Galleria Mall is your best bet. There are several place to hang out in or around the Mall area. Just not at the train station proper. How long of a layover? Normally if you need to switch to the LSL west bound just keep travel east before you disembarked the train. Say Syracuse or even further east.
Taxi to Canalside - fresh air, things to do. If it's Winter and a weekend, check the Sabres schedule. If it's April thru Sept check the Buffalo Bisons schedule - they're the AAA club for the Toronto Blue Jay's.
The mall is close by.If I recall, there is a movie theater over there, but i'm not 100% on that.
Depew's a god-awful location. If you're connecting between the LSL and the Maple Leaf, you should either connect in Rochester (lots in walking distance), connect in Syracuse (lots in walking distance), or in Buffalo, get a taxi downtown and use Buffalo-Exchange for the Maple Leaf.
You can also ride the City Bus downtown, it runs right beside Depew Station, but it is Slow ( but Cheap)and goes through less than the beautiful part of Buffalo.
Downtown is a fascinating look back @ the time when Buffalo rivaled New York City for Wealth and Influence!!
It is a much more interesting City than Rochester or Syracuse which are places that have seen much better days!
Anything you can dream of. I arrived way early for the Maple Leaf to Toronto, and then the train was way late. That gave me a three-hour nap, horizontal on a window bench. I could've dreamed of anything, but instead "dreamed" of my time on the Canadian leaving at 10pm the next night. Or was the whole thing a fantasy?
Seriously, nothing remarkable in that neighborhood. Didn't go exploring.
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