Tag: Yellow Line

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.... Read more »

Good CTA news: Yellow Line to open Oct. 30; Blue Line Kimball tunnel gets 4G wireless service

CTA riders got some welcome good news late last week: The first subway section of full 4G wireless service was completed in the Kimball Subway, a 1.2-mile section serving the Logan Square and Belmont stations. And, the Yellow Line will finally reopen Oct. 30 after a five-month closure due to an embankment collapse resulting from construction on... Read more »

Yellow Line mess: Accountability, urgency needed

Last week, the Tribune’s Jon Hilkevitch wrote an in-depth report on the events leading up to the embankment collapse that has closed the Yellow Line since May 17 – about 14 weeks. Hilkevitch made a number of Freedom of Information Act requests for emails between the CTA, the Metropolitan Sanitary District and Walsh Construction, which... Read more »

Oakton station adds another stop on CTA's Yellow Line

April 30: The new Yellow Line station opens at Oakton. (Photo by Jeff Zoline, via Grid Chicago)
With Monday’s opening of the new Oakton stop on the CTA Yellow Line, all those CTA “L” Challenge racers now have 144 stations to visit. The $20 million project opened with the usual speeches from CTA brass and North Shore politicians, including U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky. The station was built via a Congestion Mitigation and... Read more »

Yellow Line service suspended this weekend

Because of construction work on the new Oakton Street station in Skokie, rail service along the Yellow Line will be temporarily suspended on Saturday and Sunday. From 6:15 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, bus shuttles will operate an express route between the Howard and Skokie stations as a substitute for rail service. ... Read more »

Name that station: Dempster-Skokie; Oakton-Skokie; Morgan station monikers now official

The CTA board on Wednesday played the name game in formally deciding on names for two new rail stations under construction, and changing a station’s name in use by the CTA since 1964. The Yellow Line’s Skokie station now will be called Dempster-Skokie to differentiate from the newly christened Oakton-Skokie, scheduled for completion by the... Read more »

CTA curbs dog trading cards; no Yellow Line service this weekend

The CTA had already put out to bid the printing of 15 K9 dog trading cards as part of its “See Something, Say Something” safety campaign. But then Fox Chicago News brought it to the attention of CTA President Richard Rodriguez, who curbed those printed doggies. “We could have done a better job of vetting... Read more »

No Yellow Line service this weekend

Yellow Line service will be suspended this weekend due to work associated with the construction of the new Oakton Street station. Shuttle bus service will operate instead between Howard and the Skokie station. The #97 Skokie also operates between the two stations. Remember: Temporary inconvenience; permanent improvement.Blue Line Logan Square boarding change. From Sunday through... Read more »

Design flaw on CTA Howard platform could endanger lives

My wife tells me there’s a design flaw at the CTA’s Howard station that could endanger lives. The station serves riders for the Red Line, Purple Line and Yellow Line. She was walking last week on the inner-track side of the northbound platform. The space adjacent to stairs, escalators and elevators is so narrow that... Read more »

Final days for Holiday Train on Red, Purple and Yellow lines

The CTA’s Holiday Train hits the rails for its last three days this week. Here are the schedules for the Red, Purple, and Yellow lines. The train runs from 3 to 7 pm each day. It’s also kinda neat just to watch it roll past from street level.