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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad canceling train rides until Sept. 30

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 17:44:06-04

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be canceling all train rides until Sept. 30 due to COVID-19 concerns.

“As we look to an uncertain future with respect to this situation, CVSR must make decisions now,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “The decision to not run our trains this summer was very difficult, knowing that large gatherings are unlikely to be safe for some time. The health and wellbeing of our customers, volunteers and staff come first. We look forward to welcoming our passengers and volunteers when the time is right. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the summer and determine if it is safe to run our trains in the fall. We thank our board, volunteers, donors, members and passengers for supporting us during this time. ”

“We agree with the railroad's decision to cancel all train rides through September to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Cuyahoga Valley National Park Superintendent Craig Kenkel. “We know that this decision will disappoint many park visitors and community members. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a well-regarded organization that provides excursions and events that are cornerstone visitor experiences in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We look forward to the day when train rides can safely resume.”

The railroad will be issuing refunds to all passengers who bought advance tickets.

They will also be extending all active membership benefits by the number of months the railroad will be closed.

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