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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system! Feel free to browse the site and offer comments here.

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Latest Update: August 9, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • CCS International, Inc. awarded CTA North Red and Purple Line Modernization [September 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • How the Wilson Red Line Rehab Will Impact You [September 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Wilson Station Makeover Could Unleash Influx of Rats into Uptown [September 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Rats Expected to Come Out When Uptown Buildings Come Down [September 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study [September 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • A grassy oasis beneath the Red Line tracks in Boystown [September 14: Chicago Reader]
  • Brown Line Machete Attack Victim: "I Had to Do Something" [September 14: NBC Chicago]
  • Machete victim fought to protect brother: 'I had to do something' [September 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash [September 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Loop Alliance may revive taxing district to upgrade Wabash Ave. [September 12: Politics Early and Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • CTA Roller Coaster? Plans To Spruce Up Wabash Call for More Art, Fun [September 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Green Line Riders Should Expect Delays This Weekend [September 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Squabbling finally ends at RTA -- at least for now [September 12: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Mell Urges Residents to Attend Court Hearings in Alleged Machete Attack [September 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Candid camera with Rahm on the Brown Line [September 11: Politics Early and Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Green Line Service Temporarily Suspended Saturday and Sunday Mornings between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT [September 11: CTA Press Release]
  • Chicago Transit Project's squirrel facts and goat picture ads fully funded [September 10: Red Eye]
  • CTA Moves Ahead on Plan to Rebuild Rail Cars on Brown, Orange Lines [September 10: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA To Rehab 'L' Cars Used On Orange, Brown Lines [September 10: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA approves new contract for unarmed security [September 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Uniformed guards to patrol CTA parking lots daily [September 10: Red Eye]
  • Derailment stops trains on Blue Line at Pulaski for two hours [September 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Inbound Blue Line train derails on Forest Park branch [September 10: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Blue Line Trains Running Again After Derailment At Pulaski [September 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Minor Derailment Halts CTA Blue Line Service on Forest Park Branch [September 10: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue derails at Pulaski on Forest Park branch [September 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Blue Line Service Resumes After Derailment Halts Trains Wednesday Morning [September 10: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Women on CTA Trains Held on $100K Bail [September 10: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Orange Line CTA partially suspended after woman jumps in front of train on SW Side [September 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Orange Line train fatally strikes person near Western station [September 9: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • CTA Orange Line service suspended between 35th/Archer, Kedzie after pedestrian struck [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • Orange Line Train Hits, Kills Man, Officials Say [September 9: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • 7 charged in machete attack on CTA Brown Line platform [September 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Seven charged in machete attack at Brown Line station [September 9: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • 7 charged in CTA Brown Line machete attack [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • Brothers Attacked by Group With Machete at Kedzie Brown Line Stop: Police [September 9: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police: Charges filed in Red Line groping [September 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged in Red Line groping incidents [September 9: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Man Charged With Groping Women On CTA Trains [September 9: CBS Chicago]
  • Noor Jalil charged in CTA Red Line groping incidents [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • Police: Person of interest questioned in Red Line groping [September 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police question person of interest in CTA Red Line groping incident [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA upgrade means more comfortable rides to, from Midway [September 8: Red Eye]
  • Evanston residents: Extend Purple Line Express hours to Chicago [September 8: Red Eye]
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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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