Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to Introduce New Membership Program

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to Introduce New Membership Program

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is excited to announce the introduction of a new membership program effective April 1, 2017 featuring additional opportunities for members to create unique experiences aboard the train exploring the National Park.

New Membership Benefits

In an effort to improve member accessibility to the train, a key addition to the program will provide complimentary coach ticket(s) aboard CVSR’s National Park Scenic Excursion year-round, one of the oldest, longest and most scenic tourist excursions in the country.  The Excursion offers an all-day pass to explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with departures from Rockside, Peninsula or Akron, allowing passengers to get off and board at various stations throughout the day. Currently operating on Saturdays and Sundays, CVSR will resume its expanded schedule beginning June 1.

Additional membership benefits offered will include behind-the-scenes access to CVSR events and facilities, featuring, among others, early access to Day Out With Thomas for a special breakfast with Sir Topham Hatt; behind-the-scenes access to Fitzwater Train Yard with the arrival of the Nickel Plate Road No. 765 steam locomotive for Steam in the Valley, and special invitation to the Christmas in July Excursion.

Christmas in July offers a unique experience aboard the train, including a four-course dinner with beer and wine pairings, silent auctions, and live entertainment to benefit CVSR’s Charity Rides.  Each December, CVSR offers two Polar Express Charity Ride Excursions, with all tickets being distributed to children and their families in need to experience the joy of the season.

Building upon a record ridership year in 2016, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad continues to offer innovative and new programs aboard the train, including its Royalty on the Rails and Superhero trains, murder mysteries, four-course dinners featuring renowned local restaurants, as well as group outings and private car rentals.  Many membership levels will offer the opportunity for first-class ticket upgrades and exclusive use of CVSR’s premier Saint Lucie Sound lounge car or Caboose.

With the program’s introduction, the Bike Aboard and Annual Pass will no longer be sold separately as in previous years, with benefits now included in new membership levels.  Current Bike Aboard and Annual Pass holders will receive information and new membership cards for use aboard the train.  New benefits for existing members will automatically activate April 1 with their current membership cards.

Become a CVSR Member

For the many exciting benefits awaiting you as part of CVSR’s new membership program, please view this PDF of the new member benefits, effective April 2017. To become a member, please visit the membership page or contact Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at (234) 759-0092 or .

Taylor Nickel

Taylor is the Marketing Manager at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.



Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has canceled all train rides from March 13—September 30 due to COVID-19. View More Information

Memberships and gift certificates will be extended based on the number of months train rides are canceled.