Brecksville Station May be a Bit Busier This Winter, Spring
With a nearby boarding station closing for construction, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is directing more riders to the Brecksville Station.
The Brecksville Station at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park may be seeing a bit more traffic this year.
Beginning today, the Rockside Boarding Station in Independence will be closed for construction, according to a press release from the park. Visitors looking to take a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be directed to the Canal Visitor Center in Valley View or the Brecksville Station, said park Public Affairs Officer Mary Pat Doorley.
Doorley said that for regular rides, people will be directed first to the Canal Visitor Center. Special events, such as the park’s wine rides and school trips, will be directed to the Brecksville Station only, Doorley said.
Kelly Steele, the director of marketing for the railroad, said that the change is likely to increase the amount of people choosing to board at Brecksville. Previously, the train would pick up any passengers waiting at the station, but tickets were not officially for sale at the Brecksville location. Those individuals had to pay when they boarded, Steele said, and it was not a popular option.
During the Rockside construction, riders will be able to purchase tickets at the Brecksville location. According to the press release, the Rockside Boarding Station is expected to be closed until early summer.
And now through April, the railroad will be offering discounted rates for riders, Steele said. Adult tickets are usually $15 per person, but they will only cost $10 per person in January and February for the railroad’s Cabin Fever Special and $10 in March and April for the Spring Fever Special.