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Kingston Station Gains New High-Level Platforms

By November 3, 2017 No Comments
Kingston, R.I., ribbon cutting

Cutting the ribbon on enhancements to the Kingston, R.I., station are, from left to right, Tom Moritz, Amtrak, State Representative Carol Hagan-McEntee, State Representative Kathleen Fogarty, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Governor Gina Raimondo, DOT Director Peter Alviti, and State Senator Susan Sosnowski. Photo courtesy of RIDOT.

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – On Oct. 30, 2017, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, and officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Amtrak joined together at the newly renovated Kingston station to celebrate the completion of station upgrades and high-speed rail track improvements.

The $47 million project encompassed a number of improvements to the busy station, including installation of a new third track, as well as construction of two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant platforms to provide level boarding – where the platform is level with the floor of the train cars.  The layout of the third track enables Northeast Regional (Norfolk/Newport News/Roanoke/Richmond-Washington-Boston) trains stopping at Kingston station to come off the main line, while high-speed Acela Express (Washington-Boston) trains safely bypass them.

Read more in a press release from the office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed.