- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) - Yellow Line trains are up and running again between Chicago and Skokie after a five-month shutdown caused by an embankment collapse.

Train service resumed Friday. To help lure riders to return, the Chicago Transit Authority is offering free rides through Nov. 6 for passengers boarding at the Dempster and Oakton street stations in Skokie.

Parking will also be free at the Dempster park-and-ride lot until the end of December.

The CTA says May’s embankment collapse was caused by a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District construction project. No trains were on the track when it gave way and no one was injured.

Before the shutdown, an average of 2,900 people rode the Yellow Line daily.

Commuter Jae Kim says she’s glad the train is back before winter.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com

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