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

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Latest Update: May 6, 2019

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA Brown Line Train Has Unusual Passenger: A Pigeon [July 15: WBBM 780 AM Chicago]
  • What's the best way to get to O'Hare? We sent reporters by car, ride-share, CTA and Metra to find out. [July 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Feature: "We are a family": CRRC American worker [July 15: Xinhua]
  • Police release images of people sought in fatal Red Line stabbing [July 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police Release Photos Of 2 People Wanted For Questioning In Fatal Red Line Stabbing [July 14: CBS Chicago]
  • 2 People Sought for Questioning in Fatal Stabbing of 54-Year-Old Man on Red Line Train [July 14: NBC Chicago]
  • Man stabbed to death on Red Line train identified; police release surveillance images [July 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Person hit, killed by Blue Line train in Logan Square: police [July 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Delays Expected After Person Fatally Struck By Blue Line Train In Logan Square [July 14: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 Killed by Blue Line Train in Logan Square: Police [July 14: NBC Chicago]
  • Man in 50s fatally stabbed while riding Red Line in South Loop [July 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man killed in Red Line stabbing, trains resume normal service [July 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line Trains Delayed After Fatal Stabbing Incident [July 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line Train, Police Say [July 13: NBC Chicago]
  • Man stabbed to death on Red Line train, police say [July 13: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA to release buttons encouraging riders to give seats up to pregnant women [July 13: AP / ABC Chicago]
  • Cellphones stolen on CTA stations in Garfield Park: police [July 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Trump's tariffs could drive up the cost of new 'L' cars the CTA ordered [July 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • The Best Chicago Film Archive You've Never Heard Of [July 11: WTTW Chicago]
  • Win for pregnant women! Moms ask city to issue 'Baby on Board' buttons to remind subway riders to offer their seats [July 11: ABC News]
  • Saft begins CTA 7000 series battery system deliveries [July 9: Railway Age]
  • Pregnancy Buttons Could Soon Come to CTA Trains, Buses [July 8: NBC Chicago]
  • Buttons coming for pregnant women to signal other CTA riders should give up their seats [July 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line trains running with delays person reportedly on tracks at Kedzie-Homan [July 3: 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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