CapeFlyer Ridership Continues to Grow

CCB MEDIA PHOTO The CapeFlyer arrives into the Hyannis station from South Station in Boston.

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The CapeFlyer arrives into the Hyannis station from South Station in Boston.

HYANNIS – Ridership on the CapeFlyer continues to grow.

The train service from Boston to Hyannis closed out its third season on Labor Day and had over 13,000 riders, up 5 percent from last year.

A strong August contributed to this season’s increase.

“We really saw a real improvement in our numbers as August came,” said Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas Cahir. “Every week was better than last year’s performance.”

The season ended with total revenues of over $220,000 and Cahir said the CapeFlyer is expected to make a profit for the third straight year.

“We now have completed three years and we are very, very pleased and I think we are providing a great service for our customers,” Cahir said.

Even though the ridership numbers continue to get stronger, officials are already looking at ways to get even more passengers next year.

“We’re already contemplating how to do things a little better next year, primarily by getting started earlier in our marketing efforts,” Cahir said.

Cahir expects the final figures for the service to come out in the next few weeks.

The CapeFlyer runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and runs from South Station with stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village and Buzzards Bay before arriving in Hyannis.

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