Cape Cod train service begins this weekend – NBC Boston


Rail service returns to Cape Cod this weekend, with backups at the Sagamore and Bourne bridges.

“It’s a nightmare in the summer,” said one woman of Cape Town’s usual traffic.

The CapeFLYER marks a decade of service, providing an alternative way to get to Cape Cod and the islands.

The train runs back and forth between South Station and Cape Cod through Labor Day, departing Friday and returning Sunday.

Given the high cost of gas, up to 15,000 people are expected to take advantage of the service this summer, returning to pre-pandemic levels.

“I’m always amazed at people who talk about the uniqueness of the train,” said Tom Cahir of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.

It is expected to cost $4 billion, more than double the original estimate, to replace the Bourne Bridge and the Sagamore Bridge.

The train has a car for 50 bikes, as well as a cafe with adult drinks.
About 40% of passengers disembark in Bourne, the rest in Hyannis.

“We make sure the buses, HyLine, the steamer and our buses are ready so you can get to your final destination with a seamless transfer,” Cahir said.

Round-trip tickets are $40 and children travel free. The train will also run on Memorial Day.


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