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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: April 28, 2018

  • Damen/Lake station profile updated with new info and 1 new photo.
  • Cows on Parade page updated with added into on two of the cows, and updated whereabouts of all four cows.

"L" News Headlines

  • Wilmette police blotter: taggers hit CTA cars with graffiti [September 24: Wilmette Life]
  • 100 Million Dollar Improvements Coming To CTA Red, Purple Lines [September 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Man, 46, walks into Clinton Blue Line station after being stabbed [September 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • They slept on the Blue Line and the streets to avoid deportation. Now, after viral video, 'they are in a warm, safe place.' [September 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman jumps on Green Line tracks in Austin [September 18: Austin Weekly News]
  • Temporary Weekend Closures at Belmont Blue, Five Green Line Stations [September 14: CTA press release]
  • Chicago police searching for suspect in robbery at Loop CTA station [September 13: Fox Chicago]
  • 53-year-old 'intoxicated' man fatally struck by CTA Red Line [September 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man dies after falling on Monroe Red Line tracks [September 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA To Seek Corporate Sponsorships for Iconic CTA Assets [September 12: CTA press release]
  • Construction Continues on Garfield Gateway Project; Five Green Line Stations Temporarily Closed Next Two Weekends [September 11: CTA press release]
  • Charged with robbery on the CTA [September 11: Forest Park Review]
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted On Blue Line Train [September 10: CBS Chicago]
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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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