Metra schedule adjustments taking effect later this month will add two new rush-hour trains stopping at Davis Street but eliminate four midday runs that make all three Evanston station stops.
In a news release today, the commuter rail service says it’s adding a morning departure from Kenosha, Wisconsin, at 6:38 a.m. on the Union Pacific North line and a one leaving Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center for Kenosha at 4:32 p.m.
Both those trains will make their only Evanston stop at Davis Street.
Metra blames construction projects expected to ongoing for several years, including a new station at Peterson/Ridge in Chicago, for the planned reduction in midday service. It says the change is needed to lengthen work windows and reduce delays through single-track areas.
Inbound trains that now depart Winnetka for Chicago at 10:09 a.m. and 2:09 p.m. are being eliminated along with outbound trains that leave Ogilvie at 9:02 a.m. and 1:02 p.m.
Those trains have been stopping at Main Street, Davis Street and Central Street in Evanston.
The new schedule takes effect on April 25.