RIDOT announced today commuter rail service to the new Wickford Junction Station in North Kingstown will start on April 23rd. The station will be served by 20 trips per weekday to T.F. Green, Providence, and points north. Travel times being 15 minutes to Warwick, 35 minutes to Providence, and under two hours to Boston’s South Station.
“Expanded commuter rail service to Wickford is just over two weeks away,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “This additional service has been highly anticipated and should help alleviate congestion on our roadways.”
Fares are as follows, but only good until June 1st when MBTA fare increases are set to start:
Ticket fare for travel between Wickford Junction and T.F. Green, an Interzone 2 zone fare, will cost $2.25 each way ($3 starting July 1, 2012). The cost of travel between Wickford Junction and Providence, an Interzone 3 fare, will cost $2.50 each way ($3.25 starting July 1, 2012). Travel between Wickford Junction and Boston’s South Station, a Zone 10 fare, will cost $9 each way ($11 starting July 1, 2012). Tickets are half price for seniors as well as those with physical disabilities. Children age 11 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Monthly passes for unlimited travel between Wickford Junction and Providence will cost $89 ($109 starting July 1, 2012). Monthly passes for unlimited travel between Wickford Junction and South Station will cost $308 ($345 starting July 1, 2012). This pass also includes travel on all MBTA buses and subways as well as the Inner Harbor Ferry.
The $25million station includes a parking garage for 1,100 cars with 10 electric vehicle charging stations, an indoor waiting area, restrooms, and a coffee shop. RIPTA bus service is expected to serve the station.
Schedule information is as follows with more information to be availble on the MBTA’s website:
Trains leaving Wickford Junction that are headed inbound to Warwick T.F. Green, Providence and South Station depart at the following times: 4:50 a.m., 5:58 a.m., 6:37 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 3:40 p.m., and 10:10 p.m.
Trains leaving Wickford Junction that are headed inbound to Providence only depart at 6:55 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. A change of trains to South Station can be made at the following times: 7:28 p.m. and 8:22 p.m.
Trains arriving at Wickford Junction outbound from Warwick T.F. Green, Providence and South Station come into the station at 8:54 a.m., 12:59 p.m., 3:26 p.m., 5:41 p.m., 6:42 p.m., 7:18 p.m., and 9:55 p.m.
Trains arriving Wickford Junction outbound from Warwick T.F. Green and Providence come into Wickford Junction at 5:43 a.m., 6:17 a.m., and 7:32 a.m.