Don’t miss your train! New Metra schedule

Metra is holding an open house at the Evanston Public Library on Wednesday to answer questions about the new Union Pacific north line schedule that takes effect Aug. 21

The new temporary schedule is expected to last four years while rail bridges are replaced on Chicago’s north side.

The work will require northbound and southbound trains to share a single track on a portion of the route, and that means some trains will have to wait while trains going in the other direction pass by.

Metra contends that travel times will be no more than two minutes longer and on some trips will stay the same as before.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library, 1703 Orrington Ave. 

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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