University Loop Phase I
Construction will begin May 30, 2023

Another major step in the ongoing effort to improve NFTA-Metro’s Rail system. We have been alerting passengers that starting Tuesday, May 30, the bus loop at University Station will close for construction.

Metro Bus service will continue with the following stop changes:

  1. Routes #8 and #12 will stop at Main Street
  2. Routes #5, #13, #19, #34, #44, #47, #48, #49, and #81 will utilize the Main Circle on the University at Buffalo campus

Metro Rail will operate on a regular schedule.

The station will remain open during construction; however, riders must use the upper entrance across from Main Circle while work is in progress. Riders can visit: for a map of temporary bus pick-up and drop-off locations.

Construction will widen the bus loop making more room for buses and creating more space for operators to navigate the roadway. This project is part of NFTA-Metro's continuing improvement to public transportation in Buffalo-Niagara, including new bus shelters across the region, new rail stations downtown, and more convenient ways to access transit service.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of Summer.