Officials break ground for Pawtucket-Central Falls train station

A proposed train station in Pawtucket would cost $40 million and have two platforms. (Rhode Island Department of Transportation rendering)

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Friday afternoon for a new train station serving Pawtucket and Central Falls.

The $40 million station will be built at the corner of Goff Avenue and Pine Street in Pawtucket. The station will serve Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter trains and it will be a bus hub.

The state was awarded a $13.1 million federal grant in 2016 to build the station, and both cities pledged a $3 million match for the project.

Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and members of the congressional delegation are expected at the 12:30 p.m. ground-breaking ceremony.

Commuter rail service to the old Pawtucket-Central Falls Station ended in 1981.

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