CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The weekend train linking Cape Cod to Boston is set to begin its ninth summer season in operation, and regional transit officials have added some new amenities for riders.
The CapeFLYER is back in action on Memorial Day weekend and those using the round-trip, weekend rail service to get between South State and Hyannis should have a more pleasurable, relaxing and convenient ride.
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority said two significant changes have been made, and passengers will now have the option of enjoying a first-class ride to the Cape.
In addition, to the iconic Cafe Car, the new first class club car will feature large leather reclining seats with footrests as well as a seat side food and beverage service with an upscale menu.
The unique bicycle car will again be part of the train set with racks for close to 50 bicycles and a tool kit for passengers to use to give their bikes a tune up during their ride.
The CCRTA is also adjusting Friday night scheduling. In previous years, the CapeFlyer didn't arrive to Hyannis until after 8 P.M. and this season, the train will leave Boston at 3:55 PM to arrive in Hyannis at 6:25 P.M.
The train runs through Labor Day.
WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) Reports: