Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Announces Increased Capacity and Updated COVID-19 Protocols
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Announces
Increased Capacity and Updated COVID-19 Protocols
Masks still required as other protocols get lifted
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) announced that public train rides beginning June 16 will run with lifted COVID-19 protocols apart from required masks while on the train and at all CVSR stations.
“We look forward to returning to some normalcy at the railroad after this challenging year,” said
CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “With the new protocols moving forward, we can offer more
availability to our guests.”
CVSR excursions have been operating with more stringent safety practices and procedures since
they returned to the rails on May 1, which included more frequent sanitation, the wearing of masks,
implementing physical distancing and operating trains at no more than 50% capacity to improve
employee, volunteer and guest safety.
Beginning June 16, all CVSR train rides and excursions will no longer be implementing physical
distancing and will operate at full capacity but will still require masks while on the train unless
guests are eating and drinking, and at all stations.
CVSR falls under Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Railroad Administration
(FRA) regulations and guests, volunteers, and staff are required to wear masks until further notice
when on the train and at any of their facilities despite local and state regulations.
National Park Scenic rides that run through Cuyahoga Valley run five days a week (Wednesday
through Sunday). Departures take place from Akron Northside Depot, Rockside Depot in
Independence and Peninsula Depot.
With the lessened restrictions, CVSR will offer more ticket availability on National Park Scenic
excursions moving forward. CVSR will introduce a new round-trip ticket option that is a three-and-a-half-hour trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers can now purchase a round-trip ticket in addition to the all-day pass that has been offered.
Tickets for June and July are already on sale. Tickets for August and additional tickets for June and
July, will go on sale to CVSR members June 8 and to the public on June 11. Tickets can only be
purchased online at cvsr.org.