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Rhode Island served by Amtrak, high-speed Acela, Boston commuter trains

Two Amtrak routes, traveling from Virginia to Boston, and the high-speed Amtrak Acela, traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston, travel through Rhode Island, with stops (depending on the route) at Westerly, Kingston, and Providence. Also, the TF Green Airport in Providence/Warwick, is served by commuter trains of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority -- aslo known as the "T" -- from Providence/Warwick to Boston.

Westerly (WLY) Amtrak Station

14 Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI Phone: 1-800-872-7245

Regional Route offers downtown-to-downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Newport News, VA, with many departures every day. Some of the major stops include Boston South Station; Boston Back Bay; Providence; West Kingston; Mystic; New London; Hartford; Stamford; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Alexandria; Richmond. Amtrak shuttle trains provide additional service between New Haven, CT, and Springfield, MA. Van or car service is available from Kingston, RI, to Newport, RI. Seasonal ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard is available from Kingston, RI. Length of trip is 12 hours and 30 minutes. Information and reservations: 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Schedules may be subject to change without notice; always call ahead to confirm.

Providence (PVD) Amtrak Station

100 Gaspee Street Providence, RI Phone: 1-800-872-7245

Regional Route offers downtown-to-downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Newport News, VA, with many departures every day. Some of the major stops include Boston South Station; Boston Back Bay; Providence; West Kingston; Mystic; New London; Hartford; Stamford; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Alexandria; Richmond. Amtrak shuttle trains provide additional service between New Haven, CT, and Springfield, MA. Van or car service is available from Kingston, RI, to Newport, RI. Seasonal ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard is available from Kingston, RI. Length of trip is 12 hours and 30 minutes. Information and reservations: 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Schedules may be subject to change without notice; always call ahead to confirm.
Acela Express offers fast service from Boston to Washington. Hourly service downtown to downtown during peak morning and afternoon rush hours between New York and Washington, D.C., and intermediate cities. Some of the major stops include Boston South Station; Boston Back Bay; Providence; New London; New Haven; New York, Newark; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C. Length of trip is 7 hours. Information and reservations: 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Schedules may be subject to change without notice; always call ahead to confirm schedules and routes.

Kingston (KIN) Amtrak Station

1 Railroad Avenue West Kingston, RI Phone: 1-800-872-7245

Regional Route offers downtown-to-downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Newport News, VA, with many departures every day. Some of the major stops include Boston South Station; Boston Back Bay; Providence; West Kingston; Mystic; New London; Hartford; Stamford; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Alexandria; Richmond. Amtrak shuttle trains provide additional service between New Haven, CT, and Springfield, MA. Van or car service is available from Kingston, RI, to Newport, RI. Seasonal ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard is available from Kingston, RI. Length of trip is 12 hours and 30 minutes. Information and reservations: 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Schedules may be subject to change without notice; always call ahead to confirm.

MBTA Commuter Trains from TF Green Airport (Warwick, RI) to Boston

700 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick, RI Phone: 617-222-3200

This recent (2011) extension of Boston’s “T” (the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) commuter trains offers train service from TF Green Airport in Providence / Warwick, Rhode Island, to Boston, with stops between. Stops are TF Green Airport and Providence, Rhode Island. In Massachusetts, stops are South Attleboro, Attleboro, Mansfield, Sharon, Stoughton, Canton Center, Canton Junction, Route 128, Hyde Park, Ruggles, Back Bay in Boston, South Station in Boston. Information: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=PROVSTOU