Summertime Cape Cod Train Will Run Yearly

After better-than-expected ridership this year, the state announced Tuesday that summertime weekend train service connecting Boston and Cape Cod will become permanent.

The Boston-to-Hyannis CapeFLYER train runs from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

The CapeFLYER train (MBTA via Twitter)
The CapeFLYER train (MBTA via Twitter)

The state will also add a stop on the line in Wareham, it said, beginning next year.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will conduct a feasibility study of year-round weekend rail service.

Beyond the Wareham stop, Tom Care, with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, said more stations could be added in the future.

"We've contemplated putting a stop underneath the Bourne Bridge on the south side so people going to Sandwich and Falmouth can access those communities in a more efficient manner," he told WBUR.

Nearly 17,000 people rode on the service this past summer, according to the state.

This program aired on October 29, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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