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MBTA restarts weekend train to Cape Cod

On June 30, 1961, the departure of Boston’s first Hyannis-bound train in years was met with glee by the 176 passengers on its maiden voyage, with one train operator declaring, “It’s good to be back on this run.”

On the last Friday of June 1984, Governor Michael S. Dukakis smashed a bottle of champagne on another train, the first to depart Boston bound for Cape Cod in nearly two decades, and declared it “the Spirit of Massachusetts.”

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