Gal Gab: The CapeFLYER

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Gals, this may just be THE year for less stress in starting your weekend on the Cape, Vineyard or Nantucket.  For the first time in over two decades, public train service is resuming from Boston to Cape Cod.  The CapeFLYER service starts up again today, just in time for the long-awaited kickoff weekend of the summer.  For a mere $35 for a round-trip ticket from South Station to Hyannis (you can then grab a shuttle to the island ferries from there), you will be able to avoid traffic on the often dreaded two-lane highways to your weekend destination.

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The weekend-only train is just about two hours long and helps to diminish our carbon footprint.  This is especially true since you can buy your ticket on the MBTA app, something you should do well in advance.  Aside from enjoying your weekends faster, you can bring your bicycle, have a few beers on the way down/up and even use Wi-Fi!  What is not to like for us city dwellers?! 

What do you think, did the MBTA do the right thing in rolling this out?  What will be your destination via the CapeFLYER?  Be sure to check out their schedule and other information here.

- Meredith