Ron Newman wrote:Will the North Kingstown station be on the NE Corridor mainline, or on one of the spurs that heads off towards the ocean?
The North Kingston Station is proposed for the Neighborhood of Wickford Junction, a section of North Kingston given its name from a spur off the NEC to Wickford Harbor, but the neighborhood actually extends considerably south of the rail junction proper.
The Wickford Junction station is proposed as the southern terminus of the MBTA commuter line. Its well suited as commuter's terminus because of its location that takes full advantage of easy highway access to Route 4 (I'm picturing a whole lot of park-and-ride commuter parking--such as would be difficult to squeeze in at the Warwick/Airport complex, and there isn't much road access for West Kingston/URI).
The Wickford area also has available undeveloped land nearby that can be used for transit-oriented "smart growth" (because park and ride, by itself, just encourages sprawl).
I've made a Google Map of 950 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown RI 02852
to show a location at the intersection of the NEC and Ten Rod Road (Route 102). Don't take the address literally, its just designed to be generally where they put the "Proposed Wickford Junction Station" markers, namely somewere on the north side of Route 102 and on the east side of its cloverleaf with Route 4.
Of course, the address is very much an approximation based on my interpretation of the planning presentations such as can be found at http://www.planning.state.ri.us/transportation/tod.htm
as well as http://www.northkingstown.org/planningd ... r_rail.htm