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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: October 12, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Weekend Green Line Service Suspended for Construction [December 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Green Line Service Temporarily Suspended between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT this Saturday and Sunday AM [December 18: CTA Press Release]
  • Partial CTA Green Line suspensions begin Saturday [December 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Map of census data shows Chicagoans' transit habits [December 16: Red Eye]
  • Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve [December 16: Red Eye]
  • Track fire briefly slows CTA Blue Line [December 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Service again resumes on Yellow Line [December 16: Fox Chicago]
  • Electrical fire disrupts Yellow Line service [December 16: Evanston Now]
  • CTA Damen Blue Line stop to reopen next week [December 15: Red Eye]
  • Lakeview group giving away gift cards at CTA stops [December 15: Red Eye]
  • Fioretti gets to say, 'I told you so' about rodent control pilot [December 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA To Begin Testing New Rodent Control Plan At Bus Garages, Rail Terminals [December 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA to test new rat-control method in spring [December 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill [December 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • No Green Line service between Roosevelt and 35th this weekend [December 12: Fox Chicago]
  • Police seek suspects seen assaulting man on CTA in viral video [December 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police searching for suspects in videotaped Blue Line attack [December 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train [December 11: CBS Chicago]
  • Video shows men slap, harass passenger on CTA Blue Line train [December 11: ABC Chicago]
  • Weekend Green Line Service Temporarily Suspended between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT [December 11: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA Reaches Lease Agreements with Bin 36 and Popular London Underground Snack Shop 'Grab-A-Bite' [December 10: CTA Press Release]
  • Bin 36 to open at CTA headquarters [December 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • London-based sandwich shops coming to 4 CTA stations [December 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Federal funding bill ponies up $120 million for CTA Red Line [December 10: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Chicago public transit wait time below national average [December 10: Fox Chicago]
  • Yellow Service running normally after semi stalls on tracks [December 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Survey: Chicagoans wait half-hour daily for trains, buses, but could be worse [December 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Long, cold wait for the bus? It's not just your imagination [December 9: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on New Wilson Station Reconstruction Project [December 8: CTA Press Release]
  • Brighter Broadway awaits $203 million CTA Wilson Station project [December 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Wilson stop updates could throw off Buddhist temple's meditation [December 8: Red Eye]
  • Officials Break Ground on Wilson Red Line Station Reconstruction [December 8: NBC Chicago]
  • Wilson Red Line Station Reconstruction Begins [December 8: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Board the Holiday Train in Logan Square This Week [December 5: DNAinfo 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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