The MBTA today announced that a new Cape Cod train service between Boston and Hyannis would be extended through October 14 due to popular demand.
CapeFLYER launched on Memorial Day weekend and has since attracted a total of 11,031 customers, according to MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
“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,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “Continuing Cape Rail service through the fall will be a boost for residents and tourists alike.”
Customers were surveyed on the weekend service, according to transit officials, and the response was "overwhelming."
“Numerous customers and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce have asked about the possibility of extending service into the fall, and with festivals and other events scheduled after Labor Day weekend and extending our ‘season’, we are excited to keep this new transit option available to our visitors,” said Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas S. Cahir.
Fares are market rate and consistent with the comparable intercity bus fares. The trip from South Station to Hyannis is $20 one-way and $35 round trip.