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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cancels national park scenic rides due to significant erosion along Cuyahoga River

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 07, 2022

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has canceled all scenic rides through the national park due to an ongoing emergency riverbank stabilization project in Brecksville near the Columbia Run picnic area.

The CVSR, along with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, said the decision to cancel the rides through May 1 was out of an abundance of caution and also to avoid any further disruption to the area until repairs are completed.

Cuyahoga River erodes the bank near railroad tracks.

“The river is a dynamic system, and it is constantly changing. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is committed to continually assessing track conditions, especially near the river, and maintaining the tracks for safe train operations,” the park said last week.

Aerial view shows erosion along the Cuyahoga River and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in the spring of 2022.

The CVSR will instead offer a 1.5-hour National Park Flyer ride from its Rockside Station. Tickets can be purchased here.

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