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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announces schedule for summer 2021, public rides to resume May 1

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on November 27, 2020. 

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced on Tuesday morning that train rides will resume on May 1.

According to a press release, the public rides will run through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park three days a week (Friday-Sunday) beginning in May, and will move to five days a week (Wednesday-Sunday) starting in June.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests and volunteers back on the train,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “We have an exciting season planned that includes the debut of The Cleveland Dinner and Event Train and the Explorer program.”

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CVSR also plans to debut new programs this summer, including The Cleveland Dinner and Event Train, as well as the Explorer Program. 

The Cleveland Dinner and Event Train will combine dinner, drinks, and events- such as beer tastings and murder mysteries- beginning May 7 and running through October. These events will occur each Friday night. 

“The Dinner Train was incredibly popular when we introduced it in 2019,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “Our beverage and event excursions continue to be a destination for people seeking one-of-kind experiences. Now, every Friday, our historic train becomes a venue where guests can choose from several excursions to create a memorable experience.”

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The second event is a joint endeavor between CVSR and the Cleveland Clinic, which will encourage visitors to get off the trains and explore all that the parks have to offer. Guests will have access to one-time passes or season-long tickets. 

CVSR will still be enforcing COVID-19 protocols and will operate at 50% capacity this year to keep employees and visitors safe. 

Tickets for all events and train rides go on sale to CVSR members on March 23 and to the general public on March 26. 

Tickets can only be purchased online at cvsr.org or by calling customer service at (330) 439-5708.

Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on Nov. 6, 2020.