Thursday, June 13, 2024

SOUTH ATTLEBORO TRAIN STATION REOPENS

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Legislators celebrate partial reopening of South Attleboro Train Station

STATE HOUSE — Sen. Meghan E. Kallman and Massachusetts State Representative Jim K. Hawkins will be present during the morning of Monday, May 20, starting at 6:45 a.m. to see the first trains leave the South Attleboro Train Station after a three-year closure.

“Together, we would like to stress the importance of regional workforce transportation in our area. Our station sits just off Interstate 95, where developers are completing multiple apartment complexes.

These developers chose this location due to its proximity to the South Attleboro Train Station, knowing the transit would provide critical means to those who work in Boston, as well as Providence – especially in the fields of medicine and education.

Businesses have flourished in the area with the promise of the station being efficient and reliable. There is an urgency to see it reopened, as we are hearing from our constituents,” said Senator Kallman (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, Providence) and Representative Hawkins (D-2nd Bristol District, Attleboro).

This comes at a critical time, as ridership is back up to pre-pandemic numbers across the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. South Attleboro station will re-open for limited peak service, with trains 800, 804 and 808 stopping for riders during AM Peak times and trains 819, 823 and 829 will provide rides during PM Peak times.