Riders Try Out CapeFLYER Summer Rail Service As Part Of Test Run

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A summer weekend rail service between Boston and Cape Cod officially launches next weekend. But on Saturday, a group of people who signed up ahead of time piled onto the train for a test run.

The commuter train will run between Boston’s South Station and Hyannis from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and connect with Cape Cod bus and ferry services.

It will also provide space for bicycles.

State Transportation Secretary Richard Davy has said the service will give people the option to avoid traffic and open tourist destinations to more travelers.

On Fridays, an MBTA commuter train leaving Boston at 5:12 p.m. for Middleborough will continue to Hyannis. Trains will depart Boston at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Returns leave Hyannis at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fares are $20 one-way and $35 round-trip. It’s cheaper if you pick up the train in Middleboro or Buzzards Bay.

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