City of Rochester/Empire State Development
(Tuesday, November 3, 2009) - Trailways—one of Midtown Plaza’s original tenants—will begin operations tomorrow at 186 Cumberland St., becoming the last tenant to vacate the former Midtown Plaza site. The last bus is scheduled to depart from Midtown at 5:05 a.m. At that time, the Midtown station will close permanently. Trailways and Greyhound will immediately begin operations at 186 Cumberland Street, just south of the Amtrak Railroad Station. The first bus at the new terminal is scheduled to arrive at 7:30 a.m.
“The final tenant leaving Midtown Plaza is an historic event, symbolizing the culmination of our relocation efforts and the beginning of a new era for Downtown,” said Mayor Robert J. Duffy. “I want to thank Trailways—and all of the tenants who were relocated from Midtown—for their commitment to Downtown’s revitalization. Midtown Rochester Rising is right on track as the catalyst for Downtown redevelopment. We have every reason to be optimistic about this project and its impact on our community.”
Trailways operations will continue at the Cumberland Street site in a temporary facility until their long-term station is constructed at the same location. The station is expected to be completed in 2010. The location of Trailways and Greyhound near the Amtrak property could allow inter-city bus service in the Rochester area to be co-located with the proposed high-speed rail service.
Trailways and Greyhound provide 21 daily inter-city departures and arrivals in Rochester daily, with over 500,000 passengers passing through their bus terminal annually. Questions regarding the bus terminal should be directed to Jack Barker at Trailways (585) 454-2204.
News Media: For more information, call Mike Keane at 428-6064.