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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

  • Doctoral Student Pleads For Return of Irreplaceable Item Left on CTA Train--Her 'Blanky' [June 14: NBC Chicago]
  • Public Indecency Reported On CTA Brown Line [June 14: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Welcomes New Restaurants, Cafe to the Blue Line and CTA Headquarters [June 13: CTA press release]
  • Shots fired near Red Line station, day after someone shot on a Red Line train [June 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Shots fired near CTA Red Line station [June 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Shots Fired Near CTA Red Line Station [June 13: NBC Chicago]
  • Shots fired near CTA Red Line 79th Street station [June 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Singer welcomed by America's Got Talent--but not the CTA [June 12: Chicago Reader]
  • Instead of extending the Red Line, some see promise in the Metra Electric [June 11: The Chicago Reporter]
  • Man shot on 'L' train in one of 7 city shootings, police say [June 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man, 23, shot at Garfield Red Line station on South Side [June 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Shot On Garfield Red Line Platform [June 11: CBS Chicago]
  • Man, 23, shot on Red Line train at Garfield station [June 11: ABC Chicago]
  • String of robberies reported at Loop, North Side CTA stations: police [June 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Issue Alert After Robberies On CTA Property On State Street [June 7: CBS Chicago]
  • Robbers target CTA riders, drivers in downtown Chicago [June 7: ABC Chicago]
  • Bond denied for man charged with attempted murder in attack on woman at Belmont Red Line platform [June 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged with attempted murder after pushing woman onto Red Line tracks [June 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Suspect Held Without Bond After Allegedly Pushing Woman Onto CTA Tracks [June 6: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Pushing Woman Onto CTA Tracks [June 6: NBC Chicago]
  • Suspect Accused Of Pushing Woman Onto CTA Tracks In Custody [June 5: CBS Chicago]
  • Man charged with attempted murder for pushing woman onto CTA tracks [June 5: ABC Chicago]
  • Transit fare hikes unlikely for rest of 2018 under new state budget [June 4: Daily Herald]
  • Woman falls from Belmont platform after punched: 'I felt this hit in the back of my head' [June 4: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman pushed onto CTA Red Line Belmont tracks: 'He said he was going to kill me' [June 4: ABC Chicago]
  • Photo of man suspected of shoving woman onto CTA tracks released [June 3: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CPD Releases Photo Of Suspect In Red Line Attack [June 3: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Shoves Woman Onto CTA Red Line Tracks, Police Say [June 3: NBC 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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