• Cape Flyer

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Falmouth Secondary to Otis wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 12:05 pm Cape Flyer service to resume on June 26
Any word if restrictions will be in place such as a maximum number passengers a car and if masks are required?
  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
I haven't read or heard yet of what restrictions will be in place when the Cape Flyer resumes, but I would think it would be a uniform policy applied to all Passenger Rail operations in the Commonwealth. They will probably wait until it gets close to the start up date and then announce it, as the overall health restrictions are ever changing. Will be curious to see what will happen to all the different scenic rail operations through out the state as well.
  by BandA
 
Remind me, who provides & staffs the cafe car? Wonder if cafe will be allowed.

Someone asked above about masks, I think they should REQUIRE masks on all public transportation until a vaccine is available.
  by trainhq
 
I've ridden it before; it's more than 2 hours each way. I dunno, doesn't sound like
a fun way to ride down to the cape, with a mask on the whole way. Don't know how
well this is going to do.
  by diburning
 
Safetee wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 6:23 pm I'm just curious. What exactly is the role of the Mass Coastal within the context of its' contract with Mass DOT?
Mass Coastal is contracted to operate the Cape trash trains for the state of Massachusetts. It is also contracted to dispatch the Cape Main. Should anything happen to Mass Coastal, Keolis can take over dispatching, and the trash train contract will be put out for bid to find another operator.
BandA wrote: Tue May 12, 2020 3:10 pm Remind me, who provides & staffs the cafe car? Wonder if cafe will be allowed.
For the past few years, it has been contracted to Blonde On The Run Catering.
  by CRail
 
Mass Coastal has a thread here. Further discussion not pertaining to the Cape Flyer will be removed.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Watched it roll into Wareham Friday night about 10-12 minutes late. 2013-6 coaches-1136. They reported 6 on and 0 off there. Also radioed they had a total of 83 passengers. Two coaches in the consist - 520 & 533 were decaled for Southcoast Rail.

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  by daybeers
 
Honestly 83 sounds pretty good to me in a pandemic!
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