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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

  • CTA weekend construction will hit Blue, Green and Pink line service [August 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Service Changes to Impact Several Train Lines Over Weekend [August 22: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA seeks to spur development near new el station [August 22: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Red, Purple lines delayed during morning commute when man slipped onto tracks trying to run from couple hitting him with a brick, police say [August 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man hit with brick at Wilson CTA station before falling on Purple Line tracks: police [August 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man assaulted with brick falls on CTA tracks at Wilson station possible robbery suspect, says police [August 22: ABC Chicago]
  • China trade war puts South Side CTA car manufacturer's future at risk [August 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Blue Line service resumes after debris cleared from tracks on West Side [August 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2 robberies reported at California Green Line station [August 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman struck by Green Line train, seriously injured on West Side [August 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • James McDonough, Daley ally and former Streets and San commissioner, dies at 85 [August 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Team, Walsh-Fluor Kick Off First RPM Construction Careers Networking Fair [August 16: CTA press release]
  • Family of woman killed by Red Line train sues CTA, security company [August 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line subway service resumes after reroute due to person on tracks [August 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA to Offer Discounted Rate at Two Park & Ride Locations [August 14: CTA press release]
  • Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and Under Armour Team Up to Offer Students Free Rides on CTA for the First Day of School [August 14: CTA press release]
  • Chicago-area students can ride CTA for free on first day of school [August 14: ABC Chicago]
  • New Photos Released In Violent Weekend Attack At Roosevelt CTA Station [August 14: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Crime Up More Than 60% Between June And July [August 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Family Of Woman Killed On Tracks Sues CTA, Security Company [August 13: CBS Chicago]
  • DJ Booth at 95th Red Line Station Offers More Than Free Music [August 12: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA Attack Investigated As A Robbery, Victims Call It A Hate Crime [August 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Surveillance images released of 3 suspects in robbery, battery at Roosevelt CTA station in South Loop [August 12: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Search For 3 Suspects In Robbery At Roosevelt CTA Station [August 11: CBS 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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