Rail and highway grade crossings replacement work will suspend Yellow Line weekend service and temporarily close the Skokie station. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, May 16 until 4 a.m. Monday, May 19, the southbound and northbound track will close intermittently at the Oakton and East Prairie crossovers.
Customers are advised to use the #97 Skokie bus service as a substitute for Yellow Line service. The CTA will provide additional #97 Skokie buses between Skokie and Howard to supplement service before and after Cubs games. Shuttle buses will operate Saturday, May 17 between 10:05 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., and 3:05 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. and again Sunday, May 18 between 11:20 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., and 4:20 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.
Customers will be able to transfer to Purple and Red Line trains at Howard station.
Oakton Closes Tonight for Track Work Through May 22# # #
The grade crossing improvement work will close Oakton between Skokie and LaCrosse from 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15 until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 22. #97 buses will be rerouted in both directions via Skokie, Searle, Niles and Oakton.