CTA announces weekend work

  • By Amy Lee
  • Transit reporter
  • October 30, 2008 @ 3:00 PM

The CTA will suspend Yellow Line service between the Skokie and Howard stations on Sunday to conduct grade crossing repairs and track maintenance work, officials say.

Riders should take the #97 Skokie bus in lieu of the Yellow Line on Sunday to reach the Howard and Skokie stations.

Chicago Transit Authority officials say it will provide additional buses on the #97 route to accommodate passengers. Normal service will resume on Monday.

In addition, rail service between the Jefferson Park, Harlem and Cumberland Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday night through 3 a.m. Monday to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between the Jefferson Park, Harlem and Cumberland stations, CTA officials say.

Amy Lee is a Chicago-based journalist. She covers transit issues for the Daily News.

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