Beacon Journal staff

PENINSULA: Passenger rail service to and from the Canton Lincoln Highway Station aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has been suspended for this year.

In a news release, the railroad said the recent expiration of its track maintenance agreement with Akron Metro RTA and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park forced the decision.

Akron Metro RTA owns the track between Akron and Canton.

Passenger service through the national park between the Akron Northside Station and the Rockside Station in Independence is unaffected and will continue on its current schedule, the railroad said.

"We are disappointed to suspend Canton service and hope it can be resumed at some point in the future," railroad President and CEO Craig Tallman said.

The suspension affects only one trip scheduled for October.

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