Statement Following Release of NTSB Preliminary Report (12/12/23)

December 12, 2023

The CTA acknowledges publication of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) preliminary report, and appreciates their ongoing review of the November 16th Yellow Line incident.

We continue to work closely with the NTSB on its ongoing investigation of the incident. From the beginning, the CTA has been fully committed to assisting the NTSB investigation in any way possible. We continue to provide the agency full access to equipment, facilities, records, personnel and any other information it requests.

The CTA is currently engaged in an extremely thorough review of all aspects of the Yellow Line mentioned in the NTSB preliminary report, from signals to tracks to equipment, as well as testing trains to ensure safe operation. These activities require time to perform, and once this review is complete, CTA will determine a plan to reopen. Safety continues to be our No. 1 consideration.

While testing continues, CTA continues to provide free shuttle buses for Yellow Line customers, connecting the Howard station and the two Skokie stations, Oakton-Skokie and Dempster-Skokie.

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