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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cancels national park scenic rides through May 1 due to river erosion repairs

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park says an emergency riverbank stabilization is necessary in Brecksville near the Columbia Run picnic area.
Credit: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CLEVELAND — Erosion repairs along the Cuyahoga River will impact service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) for the next few weeks.

The CVSR and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) have announced that all National Park Scenic rides will be cancelled through May 1. CVSR says it will be running with a modified schedule with the National Park Flyer ride, a shortened, one-and-a-half-hour scenic ride from its Rockside Station on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon.  

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The Cleveland Dinner & Event Train will run as scheduled on Fridays from Rockside Station at 6:30 p.m. You can click here to find out more information about both rail services.

According to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, an emergency riverbank stabilization is necessary in Brecksville near the Columbia Run picnic area. "The river is a dynamic system, and it is constantly changing. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is committed to continually assessing track conditions, especially near the river, and maintaining the tracks for safe train operations," CVNP said in a release.

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