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MBTA Schedule For Wickford Junction

MBTA has released the official commuter rail schedule for Wickford Junction.

Starting April 23, 2012, commuters will have a new way to get to Providence and Boston. Wickford Junction will become the newest MBTA commuter rail station, running Monday through Friday.

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Commuter trains will bring passengers from Wickford to Warwick, Providence and Boston Monday through Friday – offering 20 trips per day.

According to DOT officials, travel time to Warwick will be about 15 minutes, to Providence will be 35 minutes and to Boston’s South Station will be just less then two hours.

  • Wickford to Warwick: $2.25 each way ($3 starting July 1, 2012)
  • Wickford to Providence: $2.50 each way (jumping to $3.25 July 1, 2012)
  • Wickford to Boston: $9 each way ($11 starting July 1, 2012).

Tickets are half price for seniors and those with physical disabilities. Kids 11 years and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Monthly passes for unlimited travel to Providence ($89) are also available, along with ones for Boston ($308).

Amy V April 23, 2012 at 08:41 PM
As a commuter into Boson it has to do with the MBTA and their debt - in order to save money they have reduced weekend service on a lot of their commuter lines, along with increasing fares. Most of the T lines are still open on the weekends - its just usually a hike to get to those MBTA stations. As a New Yorker from Long Island, who works in Boston and commutes from Tiverton, I would love to see the MBTA one day be en par with the LIRR.
Frederick Remington April 24, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Weekend trains in and out of Providence. Wonder what it costs to run a train from Prov to Wickford? Wouldn't the three people on the train cover that? (Rhode Island Economics)
Debra Legerski April 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Barely running and already the price has gone up!
Ed Renehan April 24, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Amy V - I too am a veteran of the Long Island Railroad commute into Manhattan (14 years). I'd love to have a LIRR-like schedule for weekends on the MBTA, and a range of station options. But hopefully a bit better reliability than the LIRR (especially in winter!) ;-)
Bjorn Wellenius April 25, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Yes, yes, all valid points. One could add that almost 2 hours to Boston is too long to attract passengers off I-95 and that the MBTA trains are uncomfortable for long rides. But we now have a brand new, modern station with own covered parking and the basics of a working commuter rail system in place. Frequencies and quality might improve, week-end service to Boston perhaps will be added some day - but the core large investment has been made and mostly paid for by Federal funds, not state or town debt. I would say that is major progress.

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