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The New Train Station. Will It Be Like Wickford Junction?



The state had hoped 10 years ago that if they built it, the commuter train riders would come.

We were there, in ay of 2012, for the dedication of the Wickford Junction Train Station: with a band, balloons - and a bevy of politicians all patting each other on the back about what a great job they’d done - with predictions that this station would be a model for others across the country.

But those rosy ridership numbers never materialized; and the $44-million project, with an 1,100-vehicle parking garage, has been an ongoing financial albatross for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, which is charged with .... read more here.

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