Rail service rolls into Warwick

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Years of planning and construction will become reality today with the start of commuter rail service from Warwick to Providence and on to Boston.

Rhode Island's two United States senators will join Governor Carcieri in a special train ride from Providence to Warwick this morning. When the train pulls up to the new intermodal facility at T.F. Green Airport the Pilgrim High School marching band will be playing.

State transportation department spokeswoman Dana Alexander Nolfe says having commuter rail extended south to Warwick will change transportation forever in Rhode Island.

There will be six trains each way during morning and afternoon rush hours. Ticket prices will vary by distance travelled. T.F. Green to Boston will cost $8.25 with children under age 11 riding free when accompanied by an adult.

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