Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) announced that they will be returning to their normal train schedule beginning Saturday, July 16 after operating with a modified schedule and trip length the last several months.
In March 2022, the railroad announced with Cuyahoga Valley National Park that the railroad would continue to operate with a modified schedule due to significant erosion along part of the Cuyahoga River near the railroad tracks to avoid the area until the repairs were complete. Due to the erosion, CVSR was running approximately sixteen miles each trip compared to their full fifty-two-mile trip with departures only from Rockside Station.
CVSR’s flagship ride, National Park Scenic, will return to the rails running five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, with trips departing from the railroad’s three main boarding stations, including Akron Northside, Peninsula and Independence.
In addition to rides returning to their regular trip lengths and schedules, CVSR will bring back the Explorer program, previously known as Bike Aboard, and will resume on Wednesday, July 20. Guests visiting the Cuyahoga Valley National Park can bring their bikes and kayaks to load on the train, and guests can board or deboard at any of CVSR’s eight stations between Independence and Downtown Akron.
Ticket holders (excluding the Cleveland Dinner & Event Train) who purchased tickets for an excursion beginning July 16 or after will be contacted by CVSR customer service via email with updated details on how this announcement will impact their upcoming ride. Tickets for the National Park Scenic from Akron Northside, Peninsula and Independence stations go on sale beginning Wednesday, July 13 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at cvsr.org.
-via Press Release