New Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station Opens

Photo: Governor Dan McKee's Office

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The newest stop on the Providence/Stoughton Commuter Rail line is officially open.

The MBTA and Keolis unveiled the new Pawtucket/Central Falls stop Monday morning, which adds an additional stop on the Providence/Stoughton line. The new station is located between the Providence and Attleboro stops and connects to Boston at South Station.

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee attended the ribbon cutting at the new station Monday and even took the Commuter Rail to the event.

The new station has several accessibility features including an elevator, high-level platforms, and a long ramp. It also has a free parking lot with over 200 parking spots, 10 of which are accessible. The station also has connections to the RIPTA bus service.

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With the opening of the new station, the Providence/Stoughton is getting a new schedule as well, according to Keolis. These changes apply to both inbound and outbound trains during weekdays and weekends.

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