The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced that the CapeFLYER rail service will run from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend for its fifth year of service. The CapeFLYER will begin service on May 26, and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Labor Day.
"Every year we are excited to start the trains to Cape Cod as a sign that summer is here and it is time for people to avoid the traffic and take the train to enjoy all the Cape and Islands have to offer," remarked Cape Cod Regional Transit Administrator Thomas S. Cahir. "What makes the opening weekend even more special is the opportunity to work with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops to honor and recognize our active and veteran service members who have done so much for our nation."
For Memorial Day weekend, the CapeFLYER will provide free service for active service members and veterans in partnership with the 13th Annual Troops in the Spotlight event led by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. Events begin on May 28, and conclude on May 29.
"We're very pleased to partner with CCRTA and offer this service to current and former military service members during Memorial Day weekend, a time when our nation reflects on the ultimate sacrifices of those who served our nation," said Brian Shortsleeve, MBTA acting general manager. "We also look forward to another successful season for the increasingly popular CapeFLYER."