Good news for all those starting to plan summer beach trips: The CapeFLYER will run its weekend service to the Cape again this year.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the train will offer service from South Station to Hyannis on weekends throughout the summer. Trains will leave South Station beginning at 5:50 on Friday nights and will also run on Saturdays and Sundays.
The train will also make stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleboro, Wareham, and Buzzards Bay before it reaches Hyannis.
A one-way ticket from South Station is $22, with round-trip tickets at $40. Children under 11 can ride for free, as long as they’re accompanied by a paying adult.
Passengers can stop in the cafe car to purchase food and drinks, including beer and wine.
The first CapeFLYER train will depart on May 26. On May 28, rail service will be free of charge for all active-duty service members and veterans, through a partnership between Keolis, the MBTA Commuter Rail operator, and non-profit Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. Special Memorial Day service will be offered on May 29.
Bonus: Dogs and bikes will be allowed on the CapeFLYER, so your pup can enjoy some sun and sand, too.