Metra delays implementation of revised Union Pacific North Line schedule

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Metra trains line up at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, home of Union Pacific Metra trains, on Aug. 13, 2009.
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CHICAGO — Metra won’t implement a revised Union Pacific North Line schedule until the first week of October in an effort to better accommodate Evanston, Ill., commuters. The adjusted schedule, which aimed at calibrating schedules to accommodate a large-scale track project, had been set to take effect yesterday.

“When studying the impact, we realized Evanston passengers may be adversely affected,” wrote Carole R. Doris, the chairwoman of Metra’s board in an open letter to passengers. “We are listening to the residents in Evanston and want to take yet another look at how we can best serve all of our passengers on the Union Pacific North line.”

An eight-year project will see reconstruction of 22 aging bridges on the Chicago-Kenosha, Wis., commuter line.
CHICAGO — Metra won’t implement a revised Union Pacific North Line schedule until the first week of October in an effort to better accommodate Evanston, Ill., commuters. The adjusted schedule, which aimed at calibrating schedules to accommodate a large-scale track project, had been set to take effect yesterday.

“When studying the impact, we realized Evanston passengers may be adversely affected,” wrote Carole R. Doris, the chairwoman of Metra’s board in an open letter to passengers. “We are listening to the residents in Evanston and want to take yet another look at how we can best serve all of our passengers on the Union Pacific North line.”

An eight-year project will see reconstruction of 22 aging bridges on the Chicago-Kenosha, Wis., commuter line.
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