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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: August 8, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • New flap arises in CTA's $1.3 billion el car deal [September 26: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Red Line Trains Avoiding Uptown Stops This Weekend [September 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police, CTA Bring In The Dogs As Crime At Belmont 'L' Station Spikes [September 21: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Back on track: Transit-oriented housing developments [September 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Linden Avenue Terminal started as a fait accompli [September 19: Waukegan News-Sun]
  • Red Line trains on North Side restored after service disruption [September 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA proposes Red Line revamp [September 19: The DePaulia]
  • Man dies after being hit by Red Line train on South Side [September 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Person struck, killed by Red Line train on South Side [September 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Fatally Struck by Red Line Train on South Side [September 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Officials: Person falls onto Red Line tracks; service nearly restored [September 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Where Do CTA Train Cars Go After They're Retired? [September 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Extra weekend train service planned for Riot Fest, football games [September 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Want To Live By The 'L'? You'll Pay More The Closer You Get To Downtown [September 15: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Loop 'L' lines rerouted after crews hit gas main on Wabash [September 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Haz-Mat situation secured in the Loop [September 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Loop Gas Leak Halts CTA Service on Elevated Tracks [September 15: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Updates Code Of Conduct For Commuters [September 15: CBS Chicago]
  • City's 'Rush' For Lincoln Park TIF Cash Gives Alderman 'Grave Concerns' [September 14: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Robberies reported on, near CTA Blue Line on West Side [September 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Group of teen robbers attack CTA Blue Line riders on West Side, police say [September 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Belmont flyover sore point for many at CTA TIF meeting [September 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Report examines behaviors at rail grade crossings [September 13: UIC News Center]
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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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