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CapeFLYER Ridership Up In First Weekend Of 2014

More than 1,000 riders used CapeFLYER train service between Boston and Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend.

(The MBTA via Twitter)
(The MBTA via Twitter)

The 1,035 total passengers marked a 28 percent increase from the holiday weekend last year -- CapeFLYER's first year in existence — according to a statement from the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.

"We know that as more people become aware of the ease and convenience of taking the train to Cape Cod that the ridership cannot help but go up," said Tom Cahir, director of the transit authority, which operates the service along with the MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Each weekend until Labor Day, a train will leave from (and return to) Boston's South Station on Friday night and Saturday and Sunday mornings bound for Hyannis, stopping along the way at Braintree, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village and Buzzards Bay. A full schedule can be found here.

Round-trip tickets between Boston and Hyannis cost $40; one-way tickets are $22.

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