Yellow Line makes comeback Friday; free rides for a week

About 2,500 weekday Yellow Line riders no doubt will be smiling Friday when the rail shut down since May finally reopens.

And if they board at Dempster or Oakton stations in Skokie, they will ride for free until Nov. 6.

And actually, the CTA is holding its breath that all the riders actually come back. Hence the free rides for a week, and free parking at the Dempster park-and-ride lot through the end of the year.

So, enjoy those freebies.

Service was suspended in May  following an embankment collapse that resulted from construction on adjacent Metropolitan Water Reclamation District property. It took five months to shore up the collapsed embankment and make sure trains were safe to run. See the CTA site for more information.

A test train running on Yellow Line tracks earlier this week. (CTA photo)

A test train running on Yellow Line tracks earlier this week. (CTA photo)

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