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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: March 13, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • Help, I'm trapped on the CTA without air conditioning! [May 30: Red Eye]
  • 8-year-old Evanston boy hit by CTA Purple Line train [May 30: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Evanston police: Boy, 8, hit by CTA train [May 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • 8-year-old critical after being hit by L train in Evanston [May 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston [May 28: NBC Chicago]
  • 8-year-old struck by CTA train in Evanston [May 28: ABC Chicago]
  • A CTA Train You Can't Hear Or See? Yes, It's Possible [May 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Suspects Charged in CTA Attack on College Student [May 26: NBC Chicago]
  • Pair charged with robbery, brutal beating of DePaul freshman on CTA train [May 26: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA operator sent to hospital after Brown Line train hits car in Ravenswood [May 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • Van struck by Brown Line train on North Side [May 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Service Suspended After Car Struck by Brown Line Train [May 26: NBC Chicago]
  • 'I'm Supposed To Be Dead': Driver Walks Away From Collision With Brown Line [May 26: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA's Red Line north rebuild gets $100 million boost [May 25: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Red Line Rider Says 'No' To Drugs, Gets Gun Pulled On Him For It [May 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA train evacuated after truck got caught in wiring under tracks [May 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Green Line Train Evacuated After Garbage Truck Gets Stuck Under Tracks [May 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Ask Geoffrey: How the 'L' Do You Spell That? [May 18: WTTW Chicago]
  • Cubic and its Chicago Transit Partners Achieve Milestone of One Billion Ventra Transactions [May 18: Cubic Transportation press release]
  • Crews rescue person from subway tracks at State-Lake Red Line station [May 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Trains Delayed on Multiple CTA Lines After Incidents on Tracks [May 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Who helps homeless L passengers? [May 18: North Loop News]
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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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