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9/7/2021



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metra announces schedule changes for UP lines


This is the second round of schedule adjustments to take effect as many riders begin to return to the office on a regular basis following the Labor Day holiday.
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Starting Sept. 13, Metra will be adjusting schedules on its three lines operated by Union Pacific Railroad.

This is the second round of schedule adjustments to take effect as many riders begin to return to the office on a regular basis following the Labor Day holiday, Metra officials said in a news release.

Metra introduced a new pilot schedule on the UP North Line on July 12 that offers more off-peak options to meet  the needs of riders at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the release, Metra uses the following principles for its schedule additions and adjustments: Provide consistent and frequent service throughout the day; create easily understandable and memorable service patterns; implement new express service when possible in the peak travel periods; explore reverse-commute and new ridership markets; promote regional equity and create transfer opportunities within Metra and with other transit services.



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