Train schedules on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line that runs through Evanston will shift slightly next month with the start of bridge replacement projects on Chicago’s north side.
The work will replace 22 bridges over the next eight years, starting with 11 between Grace Avenue and Balmoral Street. Then, starting in 2014, the other 11 bridges, between Fullerton Avenue and Cornelia Street, will be replaced.
Metra says there won’t be any service disruptions as a result of the construction, but because trains in both directions will have to run on a single track at the construction sites, there will be minor schedule adjustments and slight increases in some travel times.
The details of the new schedule are available online.
Metra’s also planning to hold an information session about the project at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the community room at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
At this point there’s no schedule to replace Metra bridges through Evanston. Seeking funding for that is one of the state and federal lobbying goals adopted by the Evanston City Council this week.