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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

  • CTA buses rolling downhill [January 14: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Red Line Rerouted To Elevated Tracks Due To Animal On Tracks [January 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Rail union rejects agreement on Second Chance jobs program for felons: CTA [January 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA receives $1.1 billion federal grant for Red, Purple lines [January 12: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Green, Red Line Trains Delayed After Freezing Rain [January 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Red, Green line trains delayed due to track conditions [January 12: Fox Chicago]
  • Brown Line Service Resumes With Delays After Morning Problems [January 11: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Purple Line Stalled at Central Street in Evanston [January 10: Evanston Patch]
  • Report Of Man With Knife On Blue Line Delays Trains, Officials Say [January 10: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Normal service resuming on 95th-bound Red Line trains [January 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line southbound track issue leads to delays on Far North Side [January 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA to Provide Extra Service for President Obama's Farewell Address [January 9: CTA press release]
  • Museums, CTA prep for Obama's farewell address [January 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Here's What The Garfield Green Line Station Will Look Like After Changes [January 9: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA, Mayor, Congressmen Rush and Davis announce Garfield Gateway project [January 9: Hyde Park Herald]
  • Mayor Emanuel, U.S. Senator Durbin, Congresswoman Schakowsky, Congressman Quigley and FTA Acting Administrator Flowers Announce $1 Billion Funding Agreement for the First Phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program [January 9: CTA press release]
  • $1 billion for Red Line could have easily gone sideways: Emanuel [January 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Gets $1.1 Billion In Federal Funds For Red, Brown, Purple Lines [January 9: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA receives $1.1 billion in federal funding for Red Line improvements [January 9: ABC Chicago]
  • $1 Billion In Federal Funds Will Rebuild CTA Stations, Add Belmont Bypass [January 9: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA gets $1.1 billion in federal funding and announces Garfield Green Line station overhaul [January 9: Time Out Chicago]
  • CTA lands $1.1 billion goodbye grant from Obama [January 8: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA to get $1.1 billion federal grant to upgrade Red Line [January 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • Obama sends CTA $1.1 billion for Red Line improvements [January 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago Locks Down $1.1 Billion For CTA Just Before Obama Leaves Office [January 8: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Join Congressmen Davis and Rush to Announce Garfield Gateway Project [January 8: CTA press release]
  • Emanuel announces Green Line station fixes, home rehab projects [January 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Should CTA Cut Purple Line Parking Lot for Residential Development? [January 4: Wilmette Patch]
  • Should CTA Sell Linden Parking for Development? [January 4: Daily North Shore]
  • No Pants Subway Ride returns to Chicago on Sunday [January 3: Time Out 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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