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The Warwick Commuter Rail Station Set To Open October 27

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by Josh Wood Monday October 11, 2010

The commuter rail station at T.F. Green airport in Warwick is set to open on October 27. The building, called the InterLink, includes a parking garage, car rental facilities, a RIPTA bus stop and moving walkways that connect the station to the airport terminal. From the press release:

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is pleased to announce Wednesday, October 27, 2010 as the opening day of the InterLink, the region’s new transportation hub. At this time, rental car companies will be fully operational in the garage. The customer service building will also be open along with the Skywalk connecting to the airport terminal. Intercity bus services will be stopping at the Interlink via Jefferson Boulevard.

On the evening of Tuesday, October 26th after the final flight arrives at T. F. Green Airport, the rental car operators will close their counters at the terminal. Beginning the morning of October 27th all travelers returning vehicles or picking up vehicles will do so at the InterLink.

It is important for travelers to note that the InterLink is located at 700 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. The recommended path of travel is Interstate 95 to Exit 13, to the Jefferson Boulevard exit. At the end of the Jefferson Boulevard exit ramp, turn left onto Jefferson Boulevard and the entrance to the InterLink parking garage will be .3 of a mile on the right.

The tentative schedule calls for 3 commuter trains from Warwick in the morning, and 3 return trains. The details of the schedule are being finalized by RIDOT and the MBTA, but it would appear that the popularity of the 7:12am train

According to a 2008 RIDOT survey of Rhode Island MBTA commuters, roughly 20% come from the West Bay and points south. The number of commuters who use the new rail station will depend on both the availability of trains and the cost and convenience of parking. Many commuters bypass Providence Station and leave from South Attleboro because parking costs are significantly cheaper and there’s more of it.

Image of the skywalk from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation

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The Warwick Commuter Rail Station Set To Open October 27

The commuter rail station at T.F. Green airport in Warwick is set to open on October 27. The building, called the InterLink, includes a parking garage, car rental facilities, a RIPTA bus stop and moving walkways that connect the station to the airport terminal. The tentative schedule calls for 3 commuter trains from Warwick in the morning, and 3 return trains. The details of the schedule are being finalized by RIDOT and the MBTA.

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