Deal struck for commuter train service to Rhode Island airport

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PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation and three railroads have reached a deal to begin commuter train service connecting T.F. Green Airport in Warwick to Providence and Boston this fall, according to a story in the Providence Journal.

The station will also serve commuters in central and southern Rhode Island who want to avoid Providence Station while taking the train to Boston and other points in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which oversees commuter service to Boston, will determine the date when service will start after preparing train crews.

The railroads include the MBTA, Providence & Worcester Railroad, and Amtrak. Initially, trains will stop at the airport six times a day. By late next year, the number of daily trains is expected to double, as the Boston-to-Providence-to-Warwick service will be extended to a new Wickford Junction station in North Kingstown.

The trains will link the airport to downtown Providence and Boston, as well as commuter stops along the route in Massachusetts, including South Attleboro, Attleboro and Mansfield.
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation and three railroads have reached a deal to begin commuter train service connecting T.F. Green Airport in Warwick to Providence and Boston this fall, according to a story in the Providence Journal.

The station will also serve commuters in central and southern Rhode Island who want to avoid Providence Station while taking the train to Boston and other points in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which oversees commuter service to Boston, will determine the date when service will start after preparing train crews.

The railroads include the MBTA, Providence & Worcester Railroad, and Amtrak. Initially, trains will stop at the airport six times a day. By late next year, the number of daily trains is expected to double, as the Boston-to-Providence-to-Warwick service will be extended to a new Wickford Junction station in North Kingstown.

The trains will link the airport to downtown Providence and Boston, as well as commuter stops along the route in Massachusetts, including South Attleboro, Attleboro and Mansfield.
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