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CapeFLYER Service Begins Memorial Day Weekend

Building on its successful two years of operations, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will again be running from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend.  Specifically, service will begin on Friday, May 22nd and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout until Labor Day.

Additionally, the Cape FLYER has developed two new operational improvements that will significantly enhance the customer's experience and open a new market for potential riders.  First, the CapeFLYER will operate on a faster Friday night schedule.  Rather than piggy-back on to an existing commuter rail run, the CapeFLYER will be its own dedicated train on Friday nights leaving South Station at 5:50 PM, allowing more time for passengers to catch the train and making limited stops to Hyannis arriving at 8:15 PM.  Second, all CapeFLYER trains will stop in Brockton this year.   This will provide an improved connection to a large city of almost 100,000 people located just off Route 24.

"The focus of the CapeFLYER remains excellent customer service to provide an enjoyable trip to Cape Cod and the Islands that does not require another car crossing the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges.  With a faster trip time on Friday nights and an improved connection to Brockton, we are confident that the train will be an even more attractive option for visitors this summer," stated Tom Cahir, Cape Cod RTA Administrator.

"As the CapeFLYER returns to service for its third summer and expands its service to Brockton, we congratulate the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority for their work to offer additional transit, educational and recreational activities for Massachusetts families," said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

In addition to a convenient trip to Cape Cod, the CapeFLYER works closely with the ferry operators to provide convenient connections to and from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.  Cape Cod RTA buses are available at Buzzards Bay and Hyannis to bring passengers to the Cape communities.  Finally, the CapeFLYER will again operate a café car that sells excellent food and drinks, including beer and wine, provided by Blonde on the Run Catering.

The CapeFLYER is a unique partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.  For additional information, including a complete schedule, fares and information about connections, please visit:  www.CapeFLYER.com

Media Contact:
Kathleen Jensen
kjensen@capecodrta.org
508-775-8504