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Cape Cod summer train service to add a station
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) recently announced the CapeFLYER weekend rail service from Boston to Cape Cod and the Islands will operate May 23 through Labor Day, with a new station stop at Wareham Village.
The CapeFLYER, which launched summer service last year, carried 16,586 riders and generated $290,756 in fare revenue in 2013, officials said in a press release.
"The CapeFLYER's goal during the inaugural season was to provide a safe and reliable way to bring people to the Cape and Islands without needing their cars; thereby reducing congestion for everyone coming to Cape Cod," said CCRTA Administrator Thomas Cahir. "The first year was a rousing success and we believe that the second year will only be better."
CapeFLYER trains in 2014 will include a station stop at Wareham Village. By the height of the summer season, trains will include separate coaches for two of the service's most popular amenities: the café coach and bike racks with tools for on-board tune-ups.
CapeFLYER is a partnership between MassDOT, CCRTA and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
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