MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the Wareham Village Station on the CapeFLYER line. Service to the Wareham Village Station will start today June, 27th at the new stop, located off of Main Street in Wareham. Service will provide Wareham residents the opportunity to board the CapeFLYER and avoid sitting in traffic, while also allowing for thousands of customers to visit Wareham.
“I’m thrilled to see CapeFLYER expanding its service; meeting the growing demand for quick, stress-free, affordable transportation to the Cape,” said MBTA General Manager, Dr. Beverly Scott. “The MBTA and MassDOT know the value in transportation investment and Wareham Village Station is another example of our commitment to improve and expand service throughout the Commonwealth.”
In October of 2013, Governor Deval Patrick announced plans for a stop in Wareham to be added to the CapeFLYER route, and just eight months later the Wareham Village Station is ready for service. With design work beginning in January of 2014, the Wareham Village Station is now an intercity rail station that meets Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) commuter rail requirements allowing for level boarding at all coaches.
In its inaugural season, the CapeFLYER carried over 16,500 riders and generated $290,756 in fare revenue, while reducing traffic and emissions for thousands of tourists heading to one of the country’s most beloved tourist destinations.
“The CapeFlyer has proven to be a tremendous option to bring people to Cape Cod to enjoy all that we have to offer while reducing congestion. We look forward to bringing more people to Wareham and giving people in Wareham a new option to get to Cape Cod without having to travel over the roadway bridges,” said Cape Cod RTA Adminstrator Thomas Cahir.
The CapeFLYER is a unique partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. The MBTA’s innovative “mTicket” mobile app can be used to purchase tickets for CapeFLYER right from your smartphone. A roundtrip ticket from the new Wareham Village station to Hyannis is only $8 and from Boston’s South Station to Wareham Village is $35 roundtrip.
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