All Aboard! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad sets new record

All Aboard! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad sets new record

WKYC Channel 3 | January 13, 2017

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad had the highest annual ridership in its history with 214,063 passengers in 2016, according to its website.

The website confirmed that the excursion railroad recorded the highest passenger counts of both its scenic excursions and special event trains in its 44-year history –117,478.

CVSR’s popular Bike Aboard! program attracted 23,911 participants – another record for the railroad, according to CVSR.

Train rides resume Jan. 21, 2017. The coach ticket, an all-day pass, is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

CVSR’s Polar Express had more than 42,000 passengers.

“The staff and volunteers of CVSR are pleased that so many people chose our trains as a way to experience Cuyahoga Valley National Park,” said Kim Gillan-Shafron, vice president for marketing & community alliances, noted on the CVSR website.

Other CVSR programs include Read Aboard, the first summer reading program aboard the train and Royalty on the Rails and the Superhero train, excursions for children to meet and greet with their favorite characters on the train.

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Lynee Bixler