Like: A train station with working clocks


The whole train station is now all in the same time zone. Image submitted by Cliff Wood.

There is a very good reason why train stations have clocks, it is so you can know how long you have before your train arrives. So the fact that each clock on the clock tower at the Providence Train Station has displayed a different time for the better part of forever has been a terrible embarrassment.

So thank goodness, the clocks are finally fixed. The above photo was sent in from Cliff Wood at 9 o’clock this morning. This is almost as exciting as when the escalators were finally fixed.


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4 Responses to Like: A train station with working clocks

  1. barry September 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    You are right to cheer this. The broken clocks were not just annoying to rail passengers, they were a prominent symbol of disfunction. At a DOT Roundtable, Director Mike Lewis told us it was a priority of Governor Chafee to get Amtrak to fix the clock.

  2. Frymaster September 28, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    HFS! I’ll have been in this town 20 years next April, and I’ve never seen those clocks work. Is there nothing Mayor Taveras can’t do?!?

  3. Tom Lancaster February 22, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    The clocks are wrong again. How does one go about getting them fixed again?


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