Traffic on the Cape has always had legend status.  It's not unusual for Saturday morning DJ's on Fun 107 to report the number of miles the backup is at the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges.  Then, once you get over the bridges, it's just the beginning for level two of the struggle when you finally get around the rotary to earn the right to crawl on Route 6.

No, Cape traffic is not fun.  However, it can be funny when drivers with New York plates ask about the "Cape Cod Tunnel" stickers they've been seeing on the back of Massachusetts' cars.  Spoiler alert:  there's no Cape tunnel (no matter what you see online).

An Alternative to the Car

The traffic game, however, quietly changed 11 years ago when the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority launched the CapeFLYER.  This Cape-bound train could be a healthier alternative to punching your steering wheel in traffic.

The train offers a relaxing and comfortable ride with all the comforts you would expect onboard a passenger train.  Free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility, and your pets and bikes ride at no charge. Reservations are never required as there are always plenty of seats available.

Last year, to celebrate the CapeFLYER’s tenth anniversary, they offered riders $10 fares on round-trip transportation on any day in June.  Needless to say, it was bonkers.  In fact, the $10 sale was such a big hit, they decided to do it again.  They even held the special fare at $10 even though they are turning 11 years old!

Travelers can expect one difference in the train, however.  They will be able to choose between coach and first-class cars on the CapeFLYER.  The first-class car features large leather reclining seats with footrests and tray tables and ticket price includes a complimentary drink. All cars offer light food and drinks.

The CapeFLYER has six stops in between South Station and Hyannis; Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay and Bourne.

Cape Cod's 'Third Bridge'

“It’s wonderful to put the Cape’s 3rd bridge – the Canal Railroad bridge - into use to relieve the congestion summer weekends have on our infrastructure. We have worked closely with the regions ferry operators to provide convenient connections to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard,” said CCRTA Administrator Thomas Cahir.  “We are excited to be adding the First-Class car and to continue to offer our loyal passengers this $10 round-trip fare as a thank you to all of their years of ridership.”

The CapeFLYER will continue to offer their Super Summer Sunday Same Day Savings and 50% off for Seniors with ID or persons with Disabilities (See for details). The CapeFLYER is a service provided by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority in conjunction with the MBTA and Keolis.

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