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Station Profile in text: Information posted January 27, 2005

TRACK BOARDING as of January 12th, 2005 | The Pedistrian Overpass with elevators is now open to Track One

Historic Kingston Station
1 Railroad Ave.
P.O. Box 535
West Kingston, R.I., 02892-0535

Non-Smoking Facilty

Refurbished Historic Kingston Depot 1875, Rehab. 1994-1997

Population: 30,000+

Time Zone: Eastern

Waiting Room and Ticket Office Hours: 6.15am to 10.45pm

Agents: One agent per shift tour on duty for sales, reservations, and information.

Baggage Services: none
Baggage Checking: none
Baggage Assistance: none
Luggage Carts: none
Parcel Checking: none
Lockers: none
Shipping Boxes: none
Bike Boxes: none
Red Caps: none

The above services are available at the closest station in Providence R.I. 401-727-7276

Disabled Access: High level mini-platforms on track one and track two are completed and in now in use for H-cap and business car.
As of the recent restoration improvements to the station have included all access points within the building accessable. The station is owned by the R.I.D.O.T. and partially leased by Amtrak.
Parking: yes, Restrooms: yes, Pay Phones: yes, Entrances and Exits: yes, Water ftn: yes, TDD phone: none.
Platform: High level platforms are currently available to both tracks. Business Class passengers use the same high level platform to the Business coach at the forward end of the trains. This is the boarding point for wheelchairs* Please call Amtrak to arrange a "special service"* request.
All NEC stations are slated for high level platform service in the future.
Group Handling:
Staffed Station: yes / waiting room seating 30 to 40 on two double wood benches.
Baggage assistance avail-none , parking spaces: free 50 spaces
Metropolitan Lounge: none
Parking: Free unattended parking
Pay Phones: one inside, two outside located at front of depot. Bell Atlantic provider.
Food Services: one soda machine and one candy vending machine as of 1999.
Banking Services: none yet at site, Friends of Kingston Station are negotiating with R.I.D.O.T.
to have ATM services included in the soon to be restored Signal Tower to be moved near station.
Banking cont: closest ATM is at Emporium adjacent to the University of RI Campus.
Light Rail: none
Local Bus service to Newport: R.I.P.T.A. 401-781-9400. Flex bus services to URI are available from the station.
Area serviced: Newport, Narrgansett, U.R.I., connections to Providence from U.R.I.
WCHR= wheelchair accessable on the bus: yes
Intercity Bus: R.I.P.T.A. Rhode Island Public Transit Authority 401-781-9400
Boarding is at the bus loop on north side of the station depot.
Airport: TF Green State Airport for Providence&Warwick
Bus/Taxi Taxi= about 40 minutes, $45-$50 each way. Bus with transfer $1.25
...advise passengers to use the Providence Amtrak Station for better connecting services.
 Livery service 24hrs, Little Rest Livery Inc. 401-782-1207. All points, must reserve.
Taxi Stand: yes, location in parking lot near platform.
Wakefield Cab / year around: Crown Victoria 4 doors, Cadilac 4 doors, Shuttle Van, on call , 401-783-0007
Eagle Taxi / seasonal and days: Chevy 4 doors. on call , 401-783-2970
Wrights Taxi / year around: Mini Van, Compact cars 4door, on call , 401-789-0400
Cozy Cab: 24 hours: from Newport to Kingston, All types vehicles, Reserve yes, 401-846-2500
Auto Rental Offices Nearby
Enterprise Rental, North Kingstown, R.I. (will pick up) 401-294-1300
Chevy Dealer, 401-783-3396
Dodge/Chrysler Dealer, 401-789-6501
Block Island Car Rental, 401-466-2297
Auto Service
AAA 401-789-3000
Holiday Inn, 7 miles, 401-789-1051
Block Island: see
South County: see
Train Schedules for Kingston
Available at station

Use the schedule link on for easy printing

On line:, direct reservation and information.