Weekend train service connecting Boston and Cape Cod has been extended through Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14.
Service on the CapeFLYER was scheduled to end Labor Day, but the MBTA says the number of riders has exceeded expectations.
“By working together, the successful partnership between MassDOT, the MBTA and CCRTA has provided cost effective, efficient and enjoyable travel to the Cape for thousands of people,” Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement. “Continuing Cape rail service through the fall will be a boost for residents and tourists alike.”
More then 11,000 customers have ridden the CapeFLYER since service began on Memorial Day weekend.
“This service has been a huge hit with Cape visitors, and we are pleased to keep the trains running for the busy late summer and early fall weekends following Labor Day,” Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said in a statement.
The route from Boston to Cape Cod regularly experiences heavy traffic congestion on summer weekends. Supporters say the CapeFLYER lessens traffic-related environmental impacts and helps with MassDOT’s “GreenDOT” goal of environmental responsibility and sustainability in the state transportation system.
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