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Train Service Reopens in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: July 29, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 800-468-4070 ext. 230

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is reopening train service from Peninsula Depot to Brecksville Station, starting Wednesday, August 3, 2011. CVSR operates regular excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays from Brecksville Station to Akron Northside Station and from Canton Lincoln Highway Station to Akron Northside Station. Train service from Rockside Station to Canal Visitor Center remains closed until construction is completed later this summer.

Visitors are encouraged to board the train 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.

Schedule Until Further Notice:

Station                    Departures 
                           South North South  North South North

Canal Visitor Center NO BOARDING AVAILABLE. UNLOAD FOR BIKE ABOARD! ONLY

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

Akron Northside 10:20  10:40 2:05 2:25 5:25 5:45

Tickets for all of the excursions can be purchased on-line at www.CVSR.com. Advance tickets purchased online are $20 adults and $15children ages 3 - 12 and walk-up tickets are $18 adults and $13 children ages 3 - 12. Prices include all additional fees. Visit www.CVSR.com for schedules.

CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to providing educational, recreational, and heritage railroad experience to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway and the industrial corridor between Akron and Canton. CVSR is celebrating its 39 th year of excursion rail service. 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.

-NPS-

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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.