The CapeFlyer carried 1,035 passengers from the Boston area to Cape Cod and the islands this Memorial Day weekend, a 28 percent increase over the ridership from the same weekend last year.
"We know that as more people become aware of the ease and convenience of taking the train to Cape Cod that the ridership cannot help but go up," said Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas S. Cahir.
"We're off to a terrific start," said MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. "The numbers prove what we've often repeated. When you provide travelers with an affordable and convenient alternative to the automobile, they will jump on it."