Pawtucket-Central Falls (MBTA station)

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Pawtucket Central Falls platforms in May 2012.JPG
Abandoned platforms in May 2012
Location 9 Railroad Street
Pawtucket/Central Falls
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Opened 16 June 1916[2]
Closed 20 February 1981[1]
  Former service  
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Providence/Stoughton Line

Pawtucket/Central Falls is a disused railroad station located in the Rhode Island cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. The station was originally built in 1915-16 by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad as a replacement for two separate stations in both Pawtucket and Central Falls as part of a grade separation program.[2]

The station was served by New Haven Railroad trains, then later by MBTA Commuter Rail until February 20, 1981.[1] By the end of MBTA service, the station building itself was in disrepair, so passengers accessed the platforms via stairways from Barton Street. The station building was considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, but this was deferred due to concerns about its structural integrity.[3]


  1. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (23 April 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Roy, John H. Jr. (2007). A Field Guide to Southern New England Railroad Depots and Freight Houses. Branch Line Press. pp. 287–88. ISBN 9780942147087. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form" (PDF). City of Central Falls. 31 October 1984. p. 62. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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Coordinates: 41°53′00″N 71°23′09″W / 41.8834°N 71.3859°W / 41.8834; -71.3859