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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will run this fall, tickets to go on sale next month

Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 12:00:39-04

PENINSULA, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is set to resume train rides on Oct. 1, albeit with additional safety measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

“We are incredibly happy to welcome our guests and volunteers back on the train,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “We’ve been working in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic to make sure we are resuming train rides in a way that protects the safety and health of our passengers, volunteers and staff.”

The Fall Flyer will operate two rides a day from Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets for the Fall Flyer will be available starting on Sept. 8. You can get tickets by calling 330-439-5708 or clicking, here.

The Polar Express will resume this fall as well for the 27th consecutive year and will run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 20.

Tickets for the Polar Express can only be purchased online, here. Tickets will go on sale to members starting on Sept. 22 and will be available for non-members on Oct. 14. Tickets must be purchased in groups of four or six. Train cars will seat no more than 50% capacity.

Ticket holders will have their temperatures taken and given a COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Guests will be required to wear a mask at all times except while actively eating or drinking. The mask requirement is for anyone 2 years old and up.

The café car that usually offers snacks and drinks will not be available this season. Instead, guests will be allowed to bring their own snacks and beverages as long as they come in a commercially-sealed package. Alcohol and fast food will not be permitted.

"We're excited visitors will again be able to enjoy the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad,” said Cuyahoga Valley National Park Superintendent Craig Kenkel. “The autumn season is a beautiful time to ride the train and enjoy fall colors. Seeing the valley by rail truly is a wonderful experience."

For tickets and more information about CVSR, click here.

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