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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: June 9, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • Fire near tracks disrupts Pink Line service on West Side [July 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Lake Street Bridge to close for maintenance this weekend [July 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • One development ordinance does not serve all neighborhoods [July 22: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA, Metra are unworthy 'social engineering,' GOP says [July 21: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • 13 tips for being a courteous CTA neighbor (or not) [July 19: Time Out Chicago]
  • Trains moving again after minor derailment on Blue Line [July 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Normal Blue Line service resumes after derailment [July 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Earlier Derailment [July 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Service Resumes on CTA Blue Line After Derailment on Near West Side [July 18: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line train derails near Illinois Medical District, 1 injured [July 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Blue Line 'L' Service Restored After Derailment Near Eisenhower Expressway [July 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Fabric seating on the CTA: What the hell did I just sit in? [July 18: Red Eye]
  • Wabash Avenue in Loop Closes Thursday for 10 Weeks [July 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Wabash Closure Between Madison, Monroe Delayed Until Thursday [July 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Wabash Street Below New Downtown CTA Station To Close Monday [July 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • 10-week Wabash Avenue closing in Loop starts Monday for CTA work [July 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Belmont "L" Station Could Get New Neighbor With Transit-Oriented Proposal [July 14: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Seeking a bigger voice on transit, freight issues, Cook offers transportation plan [July 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Preckwinkle unveils transportation vision for next 25 years [July 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Vintage CTA Trains, Buses Offer Peek at 1920s Transit [July 11: WTTW Chicago]
  • Metra tries a 'Ride Nice' campaign for seat hogs, other clueless commuters [July 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man electrocuted in accidental fall onto Blue Line tracks in Oak Park [July 9: 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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