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Minor Schedule Adjustments Proposed for Two Metra Lines

(December 5, 2011) - 
Metra is asking its riders to comment about minor schedule adjustments that it is proposing to make on two of its lines, primarily so that the schedules more accurately reflect actual operating conditions.
 
The adjustments have been proposed for the Union Pacific North and Union Pacific West lines. Only certain trains on those lines would see modifications. In most cases, the proposal adjusts a train’s departure times from certain stops or its running times between stations or overall by one to five minutes. Some trains would see slightly earlier departure times, with one train, UPN No. 352, departing five minutes earlier. The adjustments are being proposed to make the schedules more accurate and/or to minimize conflicts with other trains.
 
The schedules of some weekend trains also are being adjusted, and all weekend trains on both lines are being renumbered to make them consistent and differentiate them from weekday trains. The biggest change would be to UPN Train No. 367. That train’s number would change to 835 on Saturdays and it would depart 25 minutes later than its current Saturday schedule. Many riders had requested a later departure to allow them to attend various downtown events. One other train, UPN No. 334, would depart 15 minutes earlier on Saturday and Sunday and its number on those days would change to 810.
 
Please view the Union Pacific North and the Union Pacific West line's proposed new schedules. Comments about the adjustments can be made via the online comment form (click on the “Contact Us” link from the homepage), by sending an email to onthebilevel@metrarr.com or by calling Metra’s Customer Service number on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 312-322-6777 (Press 7 to talk to a Metra representative).
 
Comments will be accepted until Dec. 16. A final decision about the proposed changes will be made after all comments have been reviewed.
 
This fall, Metra made similar adjustments to the Milwaukee North, Milwaukee West, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor schedules. 
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