MassDOT, MBTA, and Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) announced the CapeFLYER weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod will be extended through the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 14.
The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 10,201 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, August 4. CapeFLYER service was originally scheduled to conclude for the year on Labor Day.
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), in cooperation with MassDOT and the MBTA is operating the seasonal service from Boston South Station to Hyannis on Cape Cod.
“This service has been a huge hit with Cape visitors, and we are pleased to keep the trains running for the busy late summer and early fall weekends following Labor Day,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey.
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas S. Cahir says he expects CapeFLYER to continue to attract strong ridership through Columbus Day.
“We conducted a survey of our CapeFLYER customers and were overwhelmed by the positive feedback received,” said Administrator Cahir. “Numerous customers asked about the possibility of extending service into the fall, and with festivals and other events scheduled after Labor Day weekend and extending our ‘season’, we are excited to keep this new transit option available to our visitors,” said Administrator Cahir.
CapeFlyer has quickly become a convenient option from Boston to Cape Cod, which typically experiences significant traffic congestion on summer weekends. The train service helps reduce traffic environmental impacts and is consistent with MassDOT’s “GreenDOT” goal of environmental responsibility and sustainability in the state transportation system.
Fares are market rate and consistent with the comparable intercity bus fares. The trip from South Station to Hyannis is $20 one-way and $35 round trip.
Customers may buy tickets on-board the train or on their Smartphone via the MBTA’s “mTicket” mobile ticketing app for Commuter Rail. Customers are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. Visit CapeFLYER on the web: http://capeflyer.com
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