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National Park Service closes portions of tracks to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operations

A map of the Cuyahoga River with two stars at the locations of the railroad track closures. The top closure is near mile marker 61 and the second closure is below mile marker 58.

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News Release Date: October 13, 2022

Contact: Jennie Vasarhelyi, 440-343-7352

Contact: Pamela Barnes, 440-241-5857

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) has closed portions of the tracks used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River.  

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be providing limited train excursions. For the weekend of October 14, the Cleveland Dinner and Event Train will run on schedule. The members-only Pumpkin Patch Train Ride will take place with modifications. The National Park Scenic, Explorer Program, and Fall Flyer will be canceled.  

The Cuyahoga River is a dynamic system, and it is constantly changing. The NPS is committed to continually assessing track conditions, especially near the river, and maintaining the tracks for safe train operations.  

An engineering firm is already in place to address key problem areas. The modifications to operations will remain in place while NPS and CVSR wait for additional information and explore options for returning to normal. At this time, the North Pole AdventureTM has not been canceled, but may be modified.  

“We are going to do everything we can to allow the train to return to normal operations as soon as possible," Park superintendent Lisa Petit said. 

All customers will receive an automatic refund within three to five days. Visit for details.  

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 resources in one setting.  For more information, visit us at on Facebook ,Twitter or Instagram, or call 440-717-3890.  

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR has been providing excursion rail service for 50 years. For more information about the railroad, visit



Last updated: October 17, 2022

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