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Providence Train Station

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Address: 100 Gaspee St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 727 7379

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Near so much - very convenience

The Boston MBTA had a free day on all forms of transport so we took a tip to Providence for the day. We arrived at the station and found it clean, efficient and delightfully near... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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317 reviews 317 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Boston MBTA had a free day on all forms of transport so we took a tip to Providence for the day. We arrived at the station and found it clean, efficient and delightfully near points of interest. We are seniors with some mobility issues but the distances for us were fine. Out one door is an amazing view of... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As far as Train Stations for capital city's go, this one is small and without an appropriate amount of seating during rush hour. The escalators are broken and have not been maintained in at least two years leading to a terrible logjam when passengers are disembarking while others are trying to get down the stairs to an arriving train. It's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Not sure if it is always wall to wall people or if I just got 'lucky" but my visit here to catch the Acela was most memorable for the lack of space for people, bags or anywhere to sit. Even with people rather quiet it was near impossible to hear the train announcements. Seemed like a lovely station but too... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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260 reviews 260 reviews
124 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I took a train to go to Boston for a short trip,and the place in modern,clean neat and convenient for run away from traffic going to Boston. There is a nice place to seat waiting and read while waiting for a train,nice coffee shop with essentials eat and drink coffee or juices. A book and magazines store,nice costumer service and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can't say anything negative about the train stration nor Amtrak it self, if you are in Boiston South station you can get to RI in just 3o minutes, trains run in the northeast corridor all the way to Washington DC. passing for Connecticut, Penn station in NY, Philadelphia, Maryland and Washington DC. I recommend Acela the fastest train in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took the train to Boston it goes to Boston South Station. It was a strange experience because We had to buy train tickets at the Coffee counter and not in the big train Station hall. The MBTA tickets have to be bought with cash only, in the Coffee shop, so there is a long line in the morning. They... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The station is located in downtown, behind Waterplace Park and in front of the state house. The tracks actually pass under Providence Place Mall. To clarify some points the original beautiful Union Station, built in 1898, was NOT torn down. It was preserved, renovated and is now corporate offices, restaurants and a Marriott Hotel. The current station is not old,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have traveled the U.S. extensively by rail and this is one of the nicest of the train stations. The employees are helpful and friendly. The information board may be old-fashioned but it is easy to read. My only complaint is the lack of parking and the drop off zone is difficult and often blocked by maintenance vehicles. Food choices... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Being a visitor from abroad, I was a bit anxious about getting a train from Providence to Boston . My travel experience was made very pleasant indeed through travelling from this station. It is nice and small and kept very clean and neat. The toilets were well looked after too. The counter staff were very patient and helpful and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the first time I have traveled by train. My family (husband and 2 girls 6 & 7) and I arrived at the station about 30-45 minutes early. The staff is great, station clean and there is a great little place there to eat. Easy to walk to (about 2 blocks) from the Renaissance to catch early departures! Would... More 

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