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Today in "L" history...
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the start of "L" service this year, we present these events that occured on this date, November 20:
- 1963: Congress Stub officially removed from service. Old Congress terminal had been inactive since Jan 21, 1963 when CNS&M ceased operations.
- 2009: Upper level pedway between the Randolph-Washington mezzanines of the State and Dearborn subways, through Block 37 development, reopened.
- 2013: Track 1 side platform at Wilson permanently removed from service. Platform had been used only intermittently since Jan 21, 1963 when CNS&M ceased operations.
Latest Update: November 20, 2017
- Wilson station profile updated with 2 new photos.
- Thorndale station profile updated with expanded info about its establishment and 1 new photo of the original, temporary station.
- State/Lake station profile updated with new info about the planned new station.
- Randolph/Wabash station profile updated with new info about its demolition.
- Leland Interlocking profile updated with new info about its removal.
- Howard Yard profile updated with new info about its renovation and expansion circa 1990.
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