The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding Rhode Islanders of free in-state travel starting next week on Monday, July 3 on trains between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green and Providence stations. The service provides an opportunity to try transit, leaving the car at home for the daily trip to work, to catch a flight, or visit the capital city.
RIDOT is making commuter rail service free for a limited time, from July 3 running through the end of the year. The promotion will raise awareness of this convenient transit service, encouraging more people to use the train instead of the busy Route 4 highway corridor.
Information about the service with links for schedule, parking and more can be found at www.RideTheRailsRI.com.
Parking at Wickford Junction Station is free year-round. The facility – located minutes from Exit 5 on Route 4 in North Kingstown – includes covered garage parking, restrooms, a climate-controlled indoor waiting area, electric car charging stations and vending machines.
Wickford Junction and T.F. Green stations offer 20 weekday stops with service to Providence. The free travel is only to Providence, however travelers wishing to continue to Boston may purchase tickets on the train or through the MBTA’s mobile ticketing app on their smartphones.
Wickford Junction Station is located at 1011 Ten Rod Road, in North Kingstown. T.F. Green Station is located at 700 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick. Providence Station is located at 100 Gaspee St., Providence.