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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

  • Yellow, Purple line trains delayed after man found dead on train [April 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man found dead on CTA train near Howard: police [April 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Found Dead on CTA Train Near Howard: Police [April 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Your New Blue Modernization Program to Improve CTA Blue Line Service Moves Forward [April 18: CTA press release]
  • Phase One of 95th Street Red Line Station Terminal Improvement Completed [April 18: The Chicago Citizen]
  • Man beaten, robbed on Chicago and State subway platform [April 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man robbed, beaten on Red Line platform on Near North Side [April 18: ABC Chicago]
  • A 200-Level Course in CTA Etiquette [April 17: Chicago Magazine]
  • Man dies after being struck by Red Line train on Near North Side [April 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Some Hoping To Rebuild Old Leg Of CTA Green Line For Obama Center [April 16: CBS Chicago]
  • South terminal of CTA 95th Street station re-opens after renovation [April 16: Chicago Crusader]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Open New South Terminal at 95th Street Station [April 15: CTA press release]
  • CTA Riders Welcome Red Line Renovations [April 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA South Terminal on 95th Street Opens After Renovations [April 15: NBC Chicago]
  • South terminal of CTA 95th Street station re-opens after renovation [April 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Man critically hurt after being hit by Red Line train in Near North [April 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man struck by Red Line train, critically injured on Near North Side [April 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2 injured in Eisenhower Expressway crash [April 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • At least 1 injured when vehicle crashes on Eisenhower, rolls onto CTA tracks [April 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The Economic Impact Of Extending The Red Line South Would Be Felt Across The Far South Side [April 12: Bisnow]
  • Major Delays on Pink Line Due to Person on Tracks [April 12: NBC Chicago]
  • Doomed CTA escalator at Monroe -- broken for years -- causes irritation, amusement [April 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Student Ventra U-Pass prices increase [April 9: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • CTA Unveils Interactive Artwork at Damen Blue Line [April 6: CTA press release]
  • What's triggering those shifting light panels at Damen Blue Line stop? Sound. [April 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Around Wrigley Field, a high-stakes urban design drama plays out as buildings fall and rise [April 6: Chicago Tribune]
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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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