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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 am

Wareham certainly has a problem with people trespassing on the ROW, as once again someone got hit and seriously injured. I would like to hear this guys reason for not noticing or hearing that a Train was approaching.


https://wareham.wickedlocal.com/news/20 ... ly-injured

https://boston.cbslocal.com/video/41240 ... n-wareham/

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Rockingham Racer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 am

Unfortunately for engine crews, suicide by train seems to be the reason in at least some cases, horn blaring or not.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Safetee » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am

Considering that the Cape including Wareham, Buzzards Bay etc is for the most part a very high rent district, you might think that the population would be reasonably reticent about hanging out on the tracks. The reality is that many many people look at the tracks as their personal right of way. Whether going fishing, swimming, four wheeling, bicycling, a summers day walk, walking the dog, listening to tunes, going to the grocery store, a not too small number of visitors and residents a like make a habit of track trespassing. No doubt a distinct minority may think of the tracks as a pathway to heaven, but many others see the tracks as their pathway to recreation. And since for most of the year trains appear to be rarer than whaling ships, the thinking is what's the danger? To me the amazing part is that more people don't get hit. The lack of constant trackside tragedies probably emboldens people to think, we can do this. And when the occasional drunk does get hit, it's shrugged off as just another drunk sleeping where they shouldn't be.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:17 am

Was on the Cape Cod Canal at 9:30 am this morning and saw the Cape Flyer stopped at Bourne Station. Counted 30 passengers 3 bikes and 1 dog on leash being dropped off with no one boarding to go to Hyannis. Certainly the way to get to the Cape to beat the Heat, as both Canal Bridges as usual are backed up with traffic.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:17 am

Cape Flyer Bourne Station count this Sunday morning - 17 passengers & 3 bikes dropped off with none boarding to Hyannis

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by wicked » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:41 pm

How long does it take to get from the new stop to the ferry docks? 20 minutes?

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:03 pm

wicked wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:41 pm
How long does it take to get from the new stop to the ferry docks? 20 minutes?
Taking into account that it's summer with traffic it will take 30 minutes minimum to get to the ferry docks in Woods Hole from the new Bourne stop.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by ssresident » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Today's morning trip to a long delay after a breakdown in the Southampton yard area, and then another delay in Bourne. One person on Twitter said they lost all power, but don't they usually have an engine on each end of these trains? https://twitter.com/janetwunews/status/ ... 17057?s=21

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:50 pm

They try to, but the MBTA is stretched thin..

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:58 pm

CapeFlyer Expanding Capacity Amid Higher Demand
https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/high ... l54N4STAAQ

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Arlington » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Considering the amount of getaway traffic that the highways see on Summer Thursdays, I'd think that they should add:

1) Thursday Evening service (on the Friday schedule)
2) Friday Midday: 9:40am southbound (arr noon), 1:20pm northbound (arr 3:40pm) with a "midday spare" trainset (or as extension of MBTA train)
3) Sunday Midday: Noon northbound from AM trip, arr 2:20p, 3:00p southbound, arrive 5:20p (to become 6:40p northbound)
3) Monday Midday (on Friday Midday schedule)
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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:36 pm

I have said it before, I wish there was a way to do a day trip with them. I would love to go down for the day and come back later.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by johnpbarlow » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:35 am

Per the on-line Cape Flyer schedule, on Saturdays one can depart Boston South Station at 8:00am arriving Hyannis at 10:20am. Return trip to Boston departs Hyannis at 6:40pm and arrives Boston at 9:02pm.

https://capeflyer.com/reservations-tick ... ng-routes/
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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Bill Reidy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:20 pm

"New Bourne Stop Adding To CapeFlyer Success

"The number of cars attached to the weekend CapeFlyer train has been increased, and the new Bourne stop on the south side of the canal is a big reason why. That was according to Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas S. Cahir.

"Mr. Cahir said that, over the weekend of August 9 through 11, the MBTA added another bi-level car to the CapeFlyer at the request of the transit authority. Two weeks earlier, for the first time, the train was loaded with passengers. That prompted the request for another train car, Mr. Cahir said...

"Kathy Jensen, consumer affairs manager for the CCRTA, pointed out that last weekend the CapeFlyer carried 500 more passengers than it had the same weekend last year. Ms. Jensen added that through last weekend, the CapeFlyer has serviced 11,652 passengers. Through the same period of time a year ago, the train had serviced 10,135 customers, she said..."

https://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/new-bourne-stop-adding-to-capeflyer-success/article_952ae32f-4432-5406-9b30-15d0e8608ad1.html

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:50 am

Since it's opening year in 2013 with a ridership of 16,586 the Cape flyer has averaged between 12,625 in 2014 to a high of 13,781 in 2018. Seeing that it has been running for 6 years ridership should be equal to or exceeding 2013 levels by now. Ridership grew by only 1,156 over 5 seasons, not much growth considering how many people come to Cape during the summer. While extending service past labor day has already been proven to be a loss in ridership & revenue, expanding the schedule during the summer with a stop in Sandwich or West Barnstable would be more favorable for passengers to get to there final destination. Of course Tom Cahir is against adding any more stops as his objective is to funnel passengers into the CCRTA system and also he says to not add any more time to the overall trip time. Seems like the additional Bourne station stop this year didn't have any big impact on travel time as I observed the stop recently and it took about 7 minutes to complete.

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