From Our Editors
There's little to worry about for passengers once they step aboard CapeFLYER. They can relax and ride comfortably on weekend passenger train service Memorial Day through Labor Day from South Station in Boston to Hyannis on Cape Cod, with stops including Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough, Wareham, and Buzzards Bay. The pet-friendly train smoothly bypasses regional traffic, a fact the New York Times lauded as its biggest selling point during CapeFLYER's inaugural 2013 season.
But the train offers its guests more comforts than just a pass on gridlock. Trains are wheelchair accessible, kids under 11 ride free, and amenities and concessions are available that make riding a joy. Free WiFi lets others catch up on work, a bike coach allows up to 40 cycles to be stored free of charge, and Blonde on the Run catering runs the Cafe Car serving wine and craft beer alongside snacks and sandwiches. Once passengers step off the train, they easily connect to other public transportation including Uber, ZipCar, and ferries, or they can ride their bikes and explore area attractions such as lighthouses.