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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: May 6, 2019

"L" News Headlines

  • Assembly Underway On CTA's Newest Rail Cars At Hegewisch Factory [June 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Next Generation Of CTA Rail Cars To Include Six New Design Features To Make For Better Rides [June 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Column: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the once-despised Ventra transit card [June 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Orange Line service resumes after train hits woman at 35th/Archer [June 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman Struck, Critically Injured By Orange Line Train In McKinley Park [June 20: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Orange Line hits woman who fell on tracks in McKinley Park [June 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Man charged with sexually abusing girl on Pink Line was turned in by his mother: prosecutors [June 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • A DJ booth brings life to the CTA station on 95th [June 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA says 'small group' of customers was hit by Ventra app issues [June 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago's best future might be a train stop away [June 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Components for CTA's 7000 Series cars arriving in chicago [June 13: Mass Transit]
  • Red Line trains resume normal service after diversion due to person on tracks [June 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police release surveillance photos, ask for help identifying CTA Red Line robbery suspects [June 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • 4 wanted for Red Line robberies on North Side [June 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Release Surveillance Photos Of CTA Red Line Robbery Suspects [June 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Skokie CTA stations to get new bike shelters, improved sidewalks [June 11: Skokie Review]
  • CTA Red, Brown, Purple Line service resumes after man jumps from train at Fullerton [June 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man wanted for sexually abusing girl on Pink Line platform: police [June 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago Police Issue Warning After Man Sexually Abused Girl on Pink Line Platform [June 11: NBC Chicago]
  • Girl sexually abused at Pink Line station [June 11: ABC Chicago]
  • Battery at the Blue Line [June 11: Forest Park Review]
  • CTA Blue Line service resumes after medical emergency at O'Hare [June 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Businesses Concerned About Financial Effect Of Massive Red Line Construction Project To Last Three Years [June 10: CBS Chicago]
  • From road repairs to transit expansions, $33 billion in capital bill will have 'monumental' impact [June 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Uber and Lyft said ride-sharing would cut traffic congestion and supplement public transit. But has it worked? [June 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Green Line derailment disrupts South Side 'L' service for hours, 7 taken to hospitals [June 6: Chicago Tribune]
  • Full service restored on Green Line after derailment injures 7 on South Side [June 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 7 Hurt, 30 Passengers Rescued in Derailment on CTA's Green Line: CFD [June 6: NBC Chicago]
  • Here's How Often a CTA Train Has Derailed in the Past 10 Years [June 6: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Green Line service has resumed following a derailment on the city's South Side, officials said [June 6: ABC Chicago]
Chicago-L.org is not responsible for broken links, removed pages, or other sites' content

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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