The Providence, RI Amtrak/MBTA Station is located in a plaza (with the tracks in a tunnel beneath) across the street from the Rhone Island State House. It is a single-story low concrete structure completed in the 1980s. Offset from the street, one exit leads to small parking lot for Amtrak Service vehicles along -- Street. The otherside and exit has a traffic-loop for passenger pick-up and drop off above a parking garage, it is signed for Providence Place Mall. The main station area is circular with a skylight in the middle as a main focal point. Along this circle is a bakery that sells MBTA tickets, a newsstand and the Amtrak ticket windows whose logo in the back of the office is Acelas, a Police area, seperate baggage office and vending machines. Two staircases lead down to two island platforms for the four tracks at this station. There is also a small old still-working 'flipping' train information board which displays both Amtrak and MBTA trains. Tracks 3 and 5 are generally used by MBTA and have their signage (along with some Amtrak signage) while 1 and 2 are generally used by Amtrak and have their Acela style Location signage and LED signs that display the next arriving train.
All photos taken on 27 June, 2011
Last Updated: 7 July, 2011