Yellow Line, former Skokie Swift, celebrates 50th anniversary

April 26, 2014 (SKOKIE, Ill.)

Festivities included rides on two historic commuter train cars that were built back in 1923.

The Skokie Swift debuted in April, 1964 with service from Dempster Street in Skokie to Howard Street in Chicago.

It started as a project to demonstrate the practicality of linking fast-growing suburbs with central-city rail transit.

Eventually it became permanent and was renamed the Yellow Line in 1993.

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