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Editorial: Catching the train

OK, there's a plan afoot to spend billions to build a high-speed rail system that would cut a couple of hours off the Buffalo-Albany route, and link into other existing or planned high-speed rail routes to New York, the Boston-DC corridor and eventually a Cleveland-Chicago-St. Louis route.

And there are proposals to make the landmark Central Terminal, a wonderful and huge building that once was the city's rail hub, the Buffalo terminal for high-speed rail. Unfortunately, passengers would then have to spend some of the time they've saved getting to where they might actually want to go in this city.

Our take, in this editorial, is that this would work ONLY if there was a lght rail or other quick link to downtown. Otherwise, the earlier proposal for a waterfront multimodal station makes more sense.

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