Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. Starting June 6, CVSR will offer scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. On Fridays through Sundays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The National Park Scenic Coach Ticket is an all-day pass, so passengers can board and get off the train and visit local area attractions at Rockide station, Peninsula station and Akron Northside station. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

In addition, CVSR will offer several interactive programs on the train each week:


Every Tuesday, departing from Peninsula station at 9:50 a.m. passengers can purchase tickets for the Summer Speaker Series and hear from National Park rangers and experts from local organizations on a variety of topics from biodiversity to the making of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Tickets are $10 per person.


Every Thursday, families can participate in the Read Aboard program, an interactive experience that includes storytime, crafts and activities, snacks and a scavenger hunt. This program is recommended for children ages 3- 7 and their caregivers. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3- 12).


The Hale Farm Explorer pass will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This ticket enables passengers to travel to the outdoor living history museum, Hale Farm & Village and experience daily mid-19th century life depicted through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, cooking presentations and demonstrations of Early American craft and trades. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3 through 12).

CVSR will continue offering weekly dining programs. Breakfast and lunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays. For breakfast, departures are at 9 a.m. out of Rockside station. Lunch excursions depart at 12:50 p.m. out of Rockside station.

Passengers can also enjoy an evening four-course dinner excursion every Friday, departing Peninsula Depot at 5:40 p.m.

Purchase tickets in advance at or at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or Akron Northside Station 30 minutes prior to departure. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit for tickets and information.