Service on the Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line won't likely be restored for several weeks following an embankment collapse, a city official said Friday.
Simply preparing for the necessary repairs will take "approximately two weeks," said Allison Fore, a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Once the plans and proper materials are in place, the final stage of work will take "several more weeks," she said.
Service on the Yellow Line was suspended Sunday after ComEd crews looking into a power outage in the area noticed that the damage. Officials said Monday they expected the service outage to only last "several days."
The CTA put shuttle buses are in place for the affected area, and commuters can also take the No. 97 Skokie bus.
"MWRD would again like to apologize for the inconvenience to commuters, thank the CTA for rapid adaptation in providing alternate transportation and assure our constituents that we continue to pursue restoration of the Yellow Line as our top priority," Fore said.
CTA officials said there were 2,900 daily riders on the Yellow Line last year.