Both Amtrak and the MBTA Commuter Rail stop at the Providence (PVD) Train Station, located at 100 Gaspee Street. Mobile fare purchases are available for MBTA and Amtrak. When traveling by MBTA, the Providence/Stoughton line is the connection to Providence, which is in fare zone 8. Once you arrive in Providence, you can get to the CIT by a cab (some only take cash, so bring $20 to be safe), Lyft, Uber, bus (see below) or on foot (see below, and there's a bit of a steep hill).
Catching The Bus
Multiple bus routes go from Kennedy Plaza (near the Providence Train Station) most of the way to the CIT. To get to Kennedy Plaza, take the south (labeled "Downtown") exit from the train station. Turn right; the street in front of the train station will curve right and become Exchange Street. Follow it about five blocks downhill to Kennedy Plaza. Then, follow the directions on our RIPTA page.
Walking From The Providence Train Station
- First, note that there's a bit of a steep hill at Step 5.
- Take the train station's south exit (labeled "Downtown"). Turn left; the street in front of the station will curve right and become Park Row. Follow it downhill.
- When the terrain levels out, you'll cross a narrow river, immediately followed by a road (Canal Street) of one-way traffic going left-to-right. Cross this road and proceed to the next road (Main Street), which is a one-way street going right-to-left.
- Turn right onto Main Street. After a few blocks, on your left you'll encounter a large white building surrounded by a green: the First Baptist Church.
- The street immediately after it (Waterman Street) is a one-way street heading uphill. Turn left (uphill) onto it, and follow it through a slight jig at its intersection with Benefit Street (halfway up the hill).
- After about four blocks, you'll get to the intersection of Waterman and Thayer, with traffic lights and several commercial stores. To your right is the only 14-story building in the area, the Sciences Library. Immediately after it is a five-story red and brown brick building, just before the intersection of Waterman and Brook. This building is the CIT, your destination.