Yellow Line service to Skokie resumes after six-month closure

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

Yellow Line service from the Howard ‘L’ station to Skokie resumed Friday after a six-month break for repairs.

Following reestablishment of the service, Chicago Transit Authority is offering free rides for one week on the Yellow Line until Friday, CTA announced. The line has been closed since May after an embankment collapse resulting from construction by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

“This was an unprecedented event but all parties involved have worked cooperatively to restore service as quickly and safely as possible,” CTA president Dorval Carter said in a news release.

CTA is also partnering with Skokie to provide free parking at the community’s Dempster Street station until the end of the year.

Construction work on the line included reconstruction of about 1,200 feet of Yellow Line track, reconnecting communication lines and rebuilding a soil embankment. During the service hiatus, CTA offered free shuttle bus service to and from the affected Yellow Line stations.

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