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July 31, 2006
Pawtucket rail layover station holds grand opening today
PAWTUCKET -- Today's the grand opening for a new commuter rail layover station in Pawtucket.
Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Sandy Bushue will join a host of political leaders this morning to dedicate the new rail yard.
Relocating the layover station from Attleboro to Pawtucket is part of a deal between Rhode Island officials and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The agreement will allow expanded commuter rail service to Providence.
Starting this month, the MBTA is increasing the number of weekday trips from Boston to Providence from 11 to 15. It's also introducing weekend service.
MBTA officials say more than 1,000 people board the commuter rail daily in Providence.
Read more about the Pawtucket station.
-- The Associated Press
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