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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 15, 2015

"L" News Headlines

  • 'L' Construction Forced Me to Close, Wabash Jeweler Says [September 2: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA rail cars use unconventional route to get to the shop [August 31: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA disruptions as Lake Street Bridge to close overnight for maintenance [August 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Lake Street Bridge, Parts of Pink and Green Lines Closed Saturday Morning [August 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Brown Line trains to reroute underground as Ravenswood Connector work continues [August 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Pieces of Historic Loop CTA Station Up for Auction [August 28: NBC Chicago]
  • Old CTA 'El' stop materials up for auction [August 28: WGN Chicago]
  • CTA to Provide Extra Service for Byrne Flyover Work and Wrigley Field Concerts [August 27: CTA press release]
  • Low Line Market Expanding Into Space Under Southport 'L' Station [August 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Historic CTA station parts to be auctioned Friday [August 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • Want a Piece of a Century-Old CTA Station? Now's Your Chance [August 26: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line resumes service after unauthorized person on tracks [August 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA: Green Line service restored after 'minor' derailment [August 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Green Line trains on the move after derailment [August 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Green Line train derails near 63rd/Ashland station [August 23: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA to Provide Extra Service for Byrne Flyover Work [August 20: CTA press release]
  • CTA adds trains to ease traffic mess around Byrne Interchange [August 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Wishful Thinking? RTA Anticipates Funding Increases From Illinois State Budget [August 20: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA: Normal operations resume following smoke in subway [August 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line trains resuming normal service after smoke reported in subway [August 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line Service Returning To Normal After Earlier Reroute Due To Smoke [August 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Internal emails shed light on Yellow Line embankment collapse [August 20: Chicago Tribune]
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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