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An editorial here has a great explanation of all the commuter rail service in place or in the works for cheaper and more frequent trains to Boston and New York.
Commuter rail from Boston now extends to Wickford, R.I. and it is reportedly coming to Kingston next and then maybe Westerly.
Here in southesastern Connecticut we can call the new Boston service Metro North North.
It costs $34 to take a regular Amtrak train one way from New London to Boston, and $78 for a ticket on the high-speed Acela, so even factoring in the cost of a half-hour drive from New London to North Kingstown travelers would save money on the new Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority service.