Kingston, RI, April 18, 2017 – Martone, Incorporated announced today that it will begin work on the interior historic renovation of Kingston Station.
One of the oldest stations in continuous operation in the country, the railroad depot is situated along the popular travel corridor serving New York, Providence and Boston, and located near the University of Rhode Island. State Senator Jack Reed noted that it is one of the more productive stations in America, “Kingston station gets 150,000 passengers per year. It is the 68th ranking station in the county, out of 500 stations.”
Martone previously performed a significant exterior restoration of the historic structure in 2007, earning a PIPP Award for both the quality and complexity of the work. This next phase of restoration will present similar challenges. The team must ensure the safety of station personnel, travelers and visitors, while mitigating impact of construction to on-going operations. This is no easy feat when as many as five trains arrive or pass through each hour – some traveling at 130 miles-per-hour.
The scope of the interior restoration will focus on:
- Renovation of 3 bathrooms to meet ADA compliance
- Installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
- Restoration of all windows, interior plaster and wood surfaces
- Updating IT system to improve wireless throughout the station, and introduce mobile device charging stations in passenger waiting areas
“We are pleased to serve the Rhode Island Department of Transportation on this important project,” said founder Michael Martone. “We look forward to improving the passenger and visitor experience, and enhancing the value of an historic landmark for our community.”
About Kingston Station:
Kingston station has been in continuous operation since 1875. Erected by the New York, Providence, and Boston Railroad (NYP&B), the building has passed through the hands of various rail companies, survived a major fire, and has been moved a few dozen feet to allow for the enhanced right-of-way prepared for the introduction of Acela Express high-speed passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor. It is currently owned and operated by Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) in conjunction with Amtrak.
About Martone, Inc:
Founded in 1996, and based in Narragansett, Rhode Island, Martone is a recognized leader in managing complex construction, restoration, painting and coating projects across a range of commercial, industrial and residential applications. For further information, please visit: martoneinc.com.