A Yellow Line train rounding Oakton Curve

train iconYellow Line ‘L’ Skokie Swift bird icon

The Yellow Line route provides rapid transit train service between Dempster-Skokie (in Skokie, IL) and Howard (in Chicago), with connecting service to downtown Chicago via Purple Line Express or Red Line.

This line is also commonly known by its original service name: the "Skokie Swift."

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Hours of operation:

 

Weekdays

Saturday

Sunday/Holiday

Between Dempster-Skokie and Howard (Skokie Swift)
Dempster-Skokie to Howard

5:00a-11:15p

6:30a-11:15p

6:30a-11:15p

Howard to Dempster-Skokie

4:45a-11:00p

6:15a-11:00p

6:15a-11:00p

 

Timetables

Routewide schedule brochure (pdf)Web-based text timetables from RTARoute diagram & station info

 

Service alerts

Current alerts 1
Service for 2018 Cubs Weekday Night Games and Wrigley Field concerts
Added Service

Additional service from Howard will operate on the Yellow Line for weekday and weekend Cubs night games and Wrigley Field concerts.

Upcoming alerts 1

 RSS Feed: Yellow Line Alerts

 

Route diagram

with stations and station timetables

This map represents order of stations along route, not geography.

Yellow Line Stop

Dempster-SkokieAccessible stationPark & Ride available

Transfer to buses

Yellow Line Stop

Oakton-SkokieAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Yellow Line Transfer Stop

HowardAccessible stationPark & Ride available

Transfer to Red LineTransfer to Purple LineTransfer to buses