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CapeFLYER to mark 11th season with first class service

By Trains Staff | May 24, 2024

Service operates between Boston and Hyannis

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Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority celebrates its 11th season of the CapeFLYER. CCRTA

HYANNIS, Mass. — The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is marking the 11th season of CapeFLYER service with a new first class car. Begun in 2013, the Cape Flyer connects Boston and Cape Cod during the summer weekend months, helping riders bypass heavy traffic congestion getting to Cape Cod from Boston. Service resumes May 24.

The first-class car features leather reclining seats with footrests and tray tables, and ticket prices includes a complimentary drink. The first-class car, along with the existing CapeFLYER Café Car, offers light fare and cocktails.

Last year, CapeFLYER offered riders $10 fares on round-trip transportation on any day in June, called the “Sale-a-Bration”to mark the train’s 10th year. This year the sale is continuing with $10 fares again this June.

The CapeFLYER has six stops in between South Station and Hyannis; Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, and Bourne.

“We are very excited to be entering our 11th season of offering visitors and locals transportation to the Cape and Islands without encountering traffic. It’s wonderful to put the Cape’s 3rd bridge — the Canal Railroad bridge — into use to relieve the congestion summer weekends have on our infrastructure. We have worked closely with the regions ferry operators to provide convenient connections to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard,” said CCRTA Administrator Thomas Cahir. “We are excited to be adding the First-Class car and to continue to offer our loyal passengers this $10 round-trip fare as a thank you to all of their years of ridership.”

The service is provided by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority in conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and commuter train operator Keolis.

3 thoughts on “CapeFLYER to mark 11th season with first class service

  1. The spirit of the New Haven/Old Colony railways should be smiling at this annual revival of Boston-Cape Cod service. The MBTA even offers a (for them) unique cafe/bar car and a First Class coach this season. Now if there was only a Monday morning return trip to Boston!

    And of course this service connects to Amtrak and the NEC at South Station and with a short “T” subway ride to North Station to Maine (and coastal New Hampshire) on the DOWNEASTER.

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