Rejoice! Train Service to Cape Cod Is Coming Back

Anyone who has ever known the true meaning of the word “Cape traffic” will welcome news that train service between Boston and Cape Cod will soon be restored after 25 years. The Barnstable Patriot reports:

The plan is to attach a couple of air-conditioned rail cars and a bike car at South Station to Boston-Middleborough/Lakeville trains, which will continue without switching to Hyannis. Beyond that South Shore station, the Cape-bound train would stop at Wareham, Buzzards Bay, and either West Barnstable or Sandwich before arriving in Hyannis. Details are still being worked out.

Some details that do exist: Service will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The train will only operate on weekends, and will likely cost about $30 round-trip (less the price of sanity you save whilst not sitting in your car for hours on Friday night.) A Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority administrator says, via Wicked Local Bourne, that they’ll need 635 weekend riders to make the service viable. Let’s hope they get that and more. This seems like it could really make visiting the Cape a realistic option for people who can’t or won’t make the often arduous trip by car or bus. [Barnstable Patriot]