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The Boston Globe


Appeal of weekend train to Cape Cod is growing

HYANNIS — As the CapeFlyer rolled down the tracks from South Station to this Cape Cod village, scenes of summer flashed by: fishermen wielding nets in marshy inlets, people in swimsuits lined up outside the Water Wizz amusement park; cars crawling over the Bourne Bridge.

Napping couples, bicyclists in matching spandex outfits, and families wrangling with toddlers filled the first few cars. When the train pulled into Hyannis after a 2½-hour journey on a recent Saturday morning, passengers spilled onto the platform, renting bikes to hit nearby beaches and hopping on buses bound for the Outer Cape.

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