CTA Yellow line out of service for ‘next several days’

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Thousands of commuters will be inconvenienced as service on the CTA Yellow Line could be suspended for several days after an embankment gave way under the tracks late Sunday.

The issue was first reported about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

An embankment under the tracks near McCormick Boulevard began eroding during a construction project, rendering the tracks unstable, agency spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. The project is not being run by the CTA.

The line, which runs between Chicago and Skokie, will be suspended for “at least the next several days,” the CTA said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is handling repairs and will update the transit agency on a more exact timeline for service restoration, the CTA said.

CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said average weekday ridership on the line was about 2,900 in 2014.

Passengers can take shuttle buses through the affected area, or use the No. 97 Skokie bus as an alternative, the CTA said.

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