Service was halted May 17 after the ground gave way under the tracks during a MWRD construction project.
Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won’t be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take “several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly.”
Riders cheerfully filled the seats and stood in the aisles, swapping stories about rides on the Swift, also known as the Yellow Line, which links downtown Skokie with the Howard ‘L’ terminal.
The CTA’s Skokie Swift is turning 50 years old, and there’s a party Saturday to mark the anniversary.
The Chicago Transit Authority is putting two proposed rapid transit extensions on hold as it tries to cope with its latest financial crisis.
The newest CTA ‘L’ cars are on the move again.