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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

What's New

Latest Update: February 25, 2018

  • Addison Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 21 new photos.
  • Irving Park Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 2 new photos.
  • Montrose Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 17 new photos.
  • Harlem/Kennedy Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 3 new photos.
  • Cumberland station profile updated with new info.

"L" News Headlines

  • Some of Lollapalooza's 2018 lineup may have been revealed by the Lolla Train playlist [March 20: Time Out Chicago]
  • Service resumes on CTA Yellow Line after woman has medical emergency near tracks in Evanston: police [March 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • How often does the CTA really clean those subway stops? Hint: not very [March 20: Chicago Reader]
  • Ghost of old 'L' branch haunts Obama library project [March 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man wanted in connection with CTA batteries released [March 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Bail set at $100K for man accused of attacking 3 CTA employees [March 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man suspected in at least 10 batteries on Red Line being questioned by police [March 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man grabs girl at Roosevelt Red Line station [March 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Grabs Girl, 15, at Roosevelt Red Line Station; Police Report At Least 9 Similar Incidents [March 16: NBC Chicago]
  • Police: Man found dead on Brown Line train at Belmont station [March 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Dorky CTA singer thought she was alone... now her ditty has been heard 3 million times [March 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Encourages Riders to Say "Thank You" on Transit Driver Appreciation Day [March 14: CTA press release]
  • Man found dead at CTA station on New Year's Eve died of alcohol, drug toxicity [March 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA digital displays to keep riders updated in real-time [March 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Boosts Real-Time Information on Rail Station Digital Screens [March 13: CTA press release]
  • Woman sings her heart out on empty CTA train, only to find she's not alone [March 12: WGN Chicago]
  • CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security [March 12: The DePaulia]
  • As the buildings come down, CTA's Belmont flyover closer to reality in Lakeview [March 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line Attacker On The Run [March 9: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA riders scramble, SWAT shows up after slamming door is mistaken for gunshot at Red Line station [March 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • Slamming door mistaken for gunshot prompts police response at Chicago Red Line [March 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
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Additional Information

Historic Station Tours: The Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago History Museum provide tours of Chicago's historic rapid transit system, visiting several of Chicago's oldest, most unique, and most architecturally interesting rapid transit facilities, with tours and lectures given at each site. Section also includes information and photos from Chicago-L.org's past tours.

Mishaps and Unusual Occurrences: Described here are some of the accidents, mishaps, and uncustomary circumstances that have befallen the "L".

Frequently Asked Questions: A compilation of common queries.

Vocabulary of the "L": Learn an automatic train signal from a "fool catcher" with our list of vocabulary words and phrases.

Posters and Advertisements: Check out 1920s CRT posters advertising the sights and scenes that Chicagoans could see by taking the elevated and other ads.


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