Mass. To Start Boston-Cape Cod Summer Rail Service

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State transportation officials are launching a summer weekend rail service between Boston and Cape Cod.

It will run between Boston's South Station and Hyannis from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and connect with Cape Cod bus and ferry services, as well as providing space for bicycles.

State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren were among those at Tuesday's announcement. Davey said it will give people the option to avoid traffic and open tourist destinations to more travelers.

On Fridays, an MBTA commuter train leaving Boston at 5:12 p.m. for Middleborough will continue to Hyannis. Trains will depart Boston at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Returns leave Hyannis at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fares are $20 one-way and $35 round-trip.

The last rail service between Boston and Cape Cod ended in 1988.

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