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The CapeFlyer returns to service Friday taking many to Buzzards Bay and Hyannis on its maiden voyage

Kristin Nugent of Boston wheeled her bicycle on board the CapeFlyer in South Station, headed for Hyannis.
Ben Nardella of Charlestown was one of the first passengers to board the first CapeFlyer train out of South Station.Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

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John Read listened as a booming voice echoed through a bustling South Station Friday afternoon, informing passengers that the reinstated CapeFlyer, an MBTA commuter rail train with a final destination of Hyannis, would be boarding.

“They’re announcing it now,” said Read, who was traveling home to Yarmouth Port. “I’m psyched!”

Read, 54, said he commutes to and from Boston for work on the Plymouth & Brockton bus and was looking forward to a train ride home.

“I’m doing this as a treat,” he said. “I wanted to be a part of the maiden voyage. I’m all for increased train travel.”

The CapeFlyer’s kickoff trip departed from South Station at 5:12 p.m. Friday, attracting many to the restored service that has been absent for about 25 years.

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