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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: November 1, 2019

  • Franklin Street Terminal profile updated with new info and 2 new photos.
  • Proposed station renovation information from the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) added to the Austin Green Line, and Montrose and California Blue Line station profiles.

"L" News Headlines

  • Mayor Lightfoot and CTA launch "CTA building small businesses program" [December 4: The Chicago Crusader]
  • Ex-CTA employee reported a security glitch, then he was fired, lawsuit alleges [December 4: Chicago Tribune]
  • Charges pending for 2 after Howard CTA 'L' slaying [December 4: Chicago Tribune]
  • 2 Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting At Howard Street Red Line In Rogers Park [December 4: CBS Chicago]
  • Man shot to death at CTA Howard Street station, police say [December 3: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man shot to death at CTA train station at Howard; Red, Purple and Yellow lines disrupted [December 3: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Shot Dead At Howard Street Red Line, Causing CTA Delays [December 3: CBS Chicago]
  • Man shot to death on Howard CTA platform [December 3: Evanston Now]
  • 20-Year-Old Fatally Shot On CTA Platform At Howard Street: Police [December 3: Chicago Patch]
  • Chicago Woman Sentenced For 10 Years After Pushing Lady Onto Morse Red Line Tracks [December 3: The Digital Weekly]
  • If you're disabled, accessing transit can be like solving a puzzle with a lot of missing pieces [December 2: Chicago Tribune]
  • Public transportation services for people with disabilities must get better, MPC says [December 2: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Report urges big upgrade in public transit service for the disabled, seniors [December 2: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Holiday Train Pulls Into Stations Friday [November 29: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA's holiday train to make its first Austin stop Friday afternoon [November 29: Austin Talks]
  • Woman struck by CTA Blue Line train after stepping off platform and onto tracks, police say [November 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman struck by CTA train at Jackson Blue Line platform [November 29: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train to roll through Chicago starting day after Thanksgiving [November 28: ABC Chicago]
  • L.B. Foster will provide products for the rebuilding of the CTA's Red and Purple lines. [November 27: Pittsburgh Business Times]
  • CTA employee allegedly beat up wife -- another CTA worker -- at Loop's Clark/Lake station, police say [November 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA employee beaten by husband, also a CTA employee, in the Loop [November 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Start Your Holiday Season "On the Right Track" with Cheerful CTA Gifts! [November 26: CTA press release]
  • CTA Holiday Bus Hits The Road, Decorative Train Rolls Out Friday [November 26: CBS Chicago]
  • Man beaten, robbed on Red Line train in the Loop [November 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man beaten, robbed on CTA Red Line train in Loop [November 26: ABC Chicago]
  • Orange Line trains resume with delays after woman hit by train at Halsted [November 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Part Of CTA Orange Line Suspended During Afternoon Rush After Woman Is Hit By Train [November 25: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train Rolls Out Friday [November 25: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA holiday trains, bus will start running this week [November 24: WGN Chicago]
  • Take a trip around Chicago with new "L" inspired board game [November 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Search For Loop Bank Robbery Suspect Briefly Halts CTA Trains [November 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Enjoy the magic of the holiday season aboard the Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Allstate CTA Holiday Bus [November 21: CTA press release]
  • CTA Holiday Train will start rolling the day after Thanksgiving [November 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA holiday train, bus set to start spreading good cheer [November 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2019 CTA Holiday Train, Bus: See the Full Schedule [November 21: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train to roll through Chicago starting day after Thanksgiving [November 21: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train season in Chicago has arrived [November 21: Time Out Chicago]
  • Get to the Thanksgiving Fun Affordably and Conveniently with the CTA [November 21: The Chicago Crusader]
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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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