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Yellow Line (CTA)

rapid transit line run by the Chicago Transit Authority

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.

Yellow Line
Four Cars at Oakton Curve.jpg
A Yellow Line train of 5000-series cars.
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
LocaleChicago and Skokie, Illinois, U.S.
TerminiHoward
Dempster–Skokie
Stations3
Daily ridership7,063
(avg. weekday September 2012)
Operation
OpenedMarch 28, 1925
ClosedMarch 27, 1948
ReopenedApril 20, 1964
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
CharacterElevated, open cut, and grade level
Rolling stock5000-series
Technical
Line length5.1 mi (8.2 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC

At Howard, Yellow Line passengers can transfer to the Purple or Red Lines of the CTA. The Yellow Line is the only CTA line that does not go to Chicago Loop.

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