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Changes in Boarding Stations for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Date: May 26, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 30-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will no longer board passengers at Canal Visitor Center beginning Saturday, May 28 until further notice. This is due to the extension of the Rockside Boarding Station construction and the capacity of the Canal Visitor Center parking lot for the increased use in the summer. Visitors are encouraged to board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at any of the other boarding stations that allow for walk-ups: Brecksville Station, Peninsula Depot or Akron Northside Station. Bike Aboard! riders are able to board at any of the stations other than Canal Visitor Center.


Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29


Station                             Departures

                   South North South North   

Brecksville 10:15 12:30 1:45 4:15

Boston Mill 10:25 12:15 1:55 3:45

Peninsula  10:35 12:10 2:05 3:40

Indigo Lake 10:45 11:55  2:10 3:20

Botzum 10:55 11:50 2:15 3:15

Akron Northside 11:20 11:35 2:50 3:00


Wednesday, June 1 until further notice

Station        Departures

                 South North South North South North  

Brecksville 9:20 11:40 1:05 3:20 4:25 6:40

Boston Mill 9:30 11:30 1:10 3:10 4:35   6:30

Peninsula  9:40 11:20  1:20 3:00 4:45 6:20

Indigo Lake 9:50 11:05  1:35 2:50 5:00 6:10

Botzum 10:00 11:00 1:45 2:45 5:10 6:05

This will affect the following excursions:

- National Park Scenic offers an excursion through the national park to view wildlife and scenery. Boarding will no longer occur at Canal Visitor Center, instead, visitors can board at any of the other stations.

- Bike Aboard! riders will continue as scheduled but cannot board at Canal Visitor Center. They can ride the train to Canal Visitor Center and de-board to ride their bicycles back on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

- Canal Explorer will operate as scheduled. Ride to Canal Visitor Center for a lock model demonstration and exhibits on the Ohio & Erie Canal. Following a 40-minute layover, climb back aboard for a return trip. (May - Peninsula Depot, 12:10 p.m.) Akron Northside Station, 10:40 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. Peninsula Depot, 11:20 a.m. and 3 p.m.

CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization celebrating its 39th year of providing passenger rail service and is operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. For more information visit www.cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva  or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.


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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".