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Train Service Reopens from Peninsula to Akron

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Date: July 7, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 4440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 800-468-4070 ext. 230

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is reopening train service from the Peninsula Depot to Akron Northside Station starting Wednesday, July 13, 2011. CVSR operates regular excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets for all of the excursions can be purchased on-line at www.CVSR.com. The recently added fuel surcharge has been reduced from $2 to $1. Advance tickets purchased online are $10 adults and $5 children ages 3 - 12 and walk-up tickets are $12 adults and $7 children ages 3 - 12. New lower prices for half the excursion - limited time!

CVSR Schedule for Peninsula to Akron until further notice:

Station                      Departures

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

Akron Northside

10:20

10:40

2:05

2:25

5:25

5:45



Bike Aboard! riders will continue as scheduled between Peninsula and Akron.

The train will continue to provide service Wednesdays through Sundays from Canton to Akron. This is a three-hour round trip leaving Canton Lincoln Highway Station at 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Train service from Peninsula Depot to Canal Visitor Center remains closed until construction of the track work on the Valley Railway is completed later this summer.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.