CVSR to Return to Akron on July 2.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will resume service to Akron on July 2 and is offering half price coach tickets to mark the resumption of service.

Passengers boarding at Akron Northside Station July 2 through July 6 will receive half price coach tickets of $9 for adults and $6.50 for children).

Akron service was suspended after severe thunderstorms on May 12 brought flooding that washed out the tracks near Bath Road. Initially, trains only operated as far south as Peninsula, but that was soon extended to Indigo Lake.

The National Park Service, which owns the tracks, has recently undertaken track repairs.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with the National Park Service, which allowed the necessary resources to come together and repair the tracks in a timely manner,” said CVSR President & CEO Craig Tallman. “We are looking forward to a very busy summer aboard CVSR and in the National Park.”

CVSR operates regular excursions through Cuyahoga Valley National Park Wednesdays through Sundays.

The summer schedule runs through October and includes southbound departures from Rockside Station in Independence at 9 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 4:25 p.m.; departures from Peninsula at 9:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:10 p.m. and northbound departures from Akron at 10:45 a.m., 2:40 p.m. and 6:10 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (Wednesdays through Fridays), and $13 for children ages 3-12.  Free coach tickets are offered to active military, veterans, and first responders on regularly-scheduled trains on Thursdays through September; up to three family members/guests may receive half-price coach tickets on the same train.

Tickets for may be purchased in advance at CVSR.com, by calling 1-800-468-4070, or at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or Akron Northside Station 45 minutes before departure. Senior and military discount are only available at the station.

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