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For some, train to Cape Cod beats the traffic jams

Ridership spikes for July 4 holiday

Sunday’s 25-mile line of vehicles creeping across the Sagamore Bridge may go down as one the worst-ever Cape Cod traffic nightmares, but it also served as a free advertisement for a less stressful mode of transportation: the CapeFlyer weekend train service between Boston and Hyannis, which still has plenty of room for passengers.

Because of the extended July Fourth holiday period, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, which started operating the new route more than a month ago, added extra trains on Wednesday and Thursday last week, in addition to the regular Friday-through-Sunday runs.

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