Weekend Train Service to Cape Cod will resume Memorial Day Weekend
BOSTON – May 23, 2019 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) are pleased to announce the return of CapeFLYER train service this summer. CapeFLYER is a weekend train service between Boston’s South Station and Hyannis Station offering round trips Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day.
“We are proud to partner with the MBTA and the CCRTA to provide train service between Boston and Cape Cod for the summer,” said David Scorey, General Manager and CEO, Keolis. “This scenic train offers unique amenities, making it a comfortable and convenient way to reach some of the country’s most popular summer destinations. We welcome vacationers, weekenders and day-trippers to skip traffic and spend more time enjoying their journeys.”
CapeFLYER service begins at Boston’s South Station and stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleboro, Wareham, Buzzards Bay, Bourne ending in Hyannis. For the first time, CapeFLYER will provide train service to the ADA accessible Bourne Station.
A round-trip ticket from South Station to Hyannis is $40, and children 11 and under with a fare-paying adult ride free. Tickets can be purchased with the mTicket app or onboard. Same day tickets for Sunday travel can be purchased at the South Station ticket office. These special fares are not available onboard and $10 weekend tickets are not accepted on CapeFLYER. Reservations are not required and easy connections to other points of interest on the Cape can be accessed via the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA).
“We are very excited as we embark on our 7th season of the CapeFLYER. The new feature of having a stop (Bourne Station) on the south side of the canal will create a much more seamless and efficient transfer for customers getting to their intended destination. Ridership has continued to grow throughout the years and reducing the number of motor vehicles on the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges is an added benefit for the region,” said Tom Cahir, CCRTA Administrator.
Bikes are welcome on board thanks to a special bike car, making CapeFLYER a convenient option for those who wish to take advantage of the many paved bike paths on Cape Cod. Dogs are also welcome on board and Blonde on the Run Catering will operate a café car selling food, beverages, beer and wine.
The first train of the 2019 season departs Boston’s South Station Friday, May 24 at 5:50 p.m. Continuing a tradition honoring our men and women in uniform, the CapeFLYER is free to active duty service members, veterans and their families on Sunday, May 26 through a partnership with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.
In addition to Memorial Day, trains will operate on July 3, July 4 and Labor Day. Please visit capeflyer.com for holiday schedules.
To purchase tickets or to view schedules and additional fares visit www.capeflyer.com. Upon arrival at Hyannis, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority helps connect passengers to ferries and busses for further transit solutions around the Cape. To learn more about these options, visit http://www.CapeCodRTA.org.