WARWICK – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is nearly doubling the number of commuter rail trips to T.F. Green Airport, Rhode Island officials said Tuesday.
The new schedule, which increases the number of weekday stops at Warwick’s new InterLink station from 11 to 20, adds early morning arrivals at the airport that for the first time match flight schedules.
The new schedule for the MBTA’s Providence/Stoughton line takes effect on the Monday, Nov. 14. Fares will remain unchanged, according to a statement released by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee.
“I am very pleased that commuter service will be expanding and there will now be even more opportunities for Rhode Islanders to take the train to work or T.F. Green Airport,” Chafee said. “This announcement is a further indication of Warwick’s growing strength as a regional transportation hub.”
MBTA service to T.F. Green started in December 2010 after construction of the $267 million InterLink station project and was initially targeted to commuters.
State leaders plan to extend MBTA service to Wickford Junction in North Kingstown by 2012.
Following is the updated Monday through Friday departure and arrival schedule at T.F. Green Station to Providence and Boston’s South Station:
Departure times from T.F. Green Airport
To Providence/Boston South Station: 5:05 a.m., 6:13 a.m., 6:52 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 9:23 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3:50 p.m., 8:50 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
To Providence only: 7:20 p.m.
Arrival times at T.F. Green Airport
From Providence only: 4:50 a.m., 5:53 a.m. and 6:25 a.m.
From Boston South Station/Providence: 8:39 a.m., 11:17 a.m., 3:16 p.m., 6:27 p.m., 7:03 p.m., 8:17 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.