After a successful season of running the CapeFLYER on weekends, Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday that the weekend rail service will be permanently offered between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
The announcement was made to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce in Hyannis on Oct. 29.
MassDOT and Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), provided rail service from Boston to Hyannis to 16,586 passengers in 2013. The fare revenue totaled more than $290,000.
"The CapeFLYER provides an excellent opportunity for people to have a convenient and relaxing ‘car-free’ trip to enjoy the beaches, restaurants, shopping and recreational opportunities that the Cape and Islands have to offer during the summer," said CCRTA Administrator Thomas S. Chair.
Patrick also announced that MassDOT will study the feasibility of year-round weekend service on the rail line.
An additional stop in Wareham will be added to the line this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.