Yellow Line (CTA)
The Yellow Line, formerly known as the Skokie Swift, is part of the Chicago Transit Authority's "L" system in Chicago, Illinois. The 5.1-mile (8.2 km) route runs from the Howard Terminal on the north side of Chicago, through the southern part of Evanston and to the Dempster Terminal in Skokie, Illinois, making one intermediate stop at Oakton Street in Skokie.
A Yellow Line train of 5000-series cars.
|Locale||Chicago and Skokie, Illinois, U.S.|
(avg. weekday September 2012)
|Opened||March 28, 1925|
|Closed||March 27, 1948|
|Reopened||April 20, 1964|
|Operator(s)||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Character||Elevated, open cut, and grade level|
|Line length||5.1 mi (8.2 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 600 V DC|