Skokie Swift CTA Oakton Station

Skokie, Illinois

Riley Construction completed a “kiss and ride” train station for the CTA and village of Skokie. The station will be the first new stop added since the route opened by CTA in 1964 as the “Skokie Swift” and provides easy rapid transit access to downtown Skokie and the Illinois Science + Technology Park. It is located on the site of the original station, just west of Skokie Boulevard, between Oakton Street and Searle Parkway.

This “kiss and ride” facility sees an estimate 1,200 boardings each day.  The project was completed by April 2012; Chicago-based McDonough Associates Inc. served as the designer.


  • 2012 Lake County Contractors Association, Project of the Year Award



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  • Architect: McDonough Associates


  • Entrances from Oakton Street and from Skokie Boulevard
  • Assistant kiosks, turnstiles and farecard vending machines
  • Wide platform with full canopy coverage
  • ADA-compliant accessibility features, including ramps to each entrance
  • New signage, including Braille
  • Bicycle parking
  • Security cameras