Coopersville & Marne Railway set to reopen Saturday

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The Pumpkin Train will run twice Saturday and also on Oct. 24. Courtesy Coopersville & Marne Railway

The Coopersville & Marne Railway will reopen Saturday after suspending operations due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-home order.

The Pumpkin Train will run twice Saturday and also on Oct. 24.

The 90-minute train rides feature a cast of characters, including the Grand Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Lil Crow, that will be singing, dancing and telling stories throughout the ride. The characters will be performing for passengers in the pumpkin patch, and children will be able to select pumpkins to take home.

The railway company will follow current CDC and Ottawa County Health Department guidelines. The station will be closed, and passengers must purchase tickets electronically. Prior to boarding, passengers will have their temperature checked and monitored for COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers over the age of 5 will be required to wear a mask.

Train capacities will be reduced to accommodate social distancing, and train crews will be wearing masks aboard the coaches. Coach seats will be wiped down between runs.

Additional information regarding the upcoming Pumpkin Trains can be accessed at mitrain.net.

Information about the annual Santa Train will be announced in the coming weeks.

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