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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 8, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA Soundtrack: Recordings Of Station Stops Available For Download [August 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Before you assign blame, CTA and Metra may not be causing that delay [August 22: Red Eye]
  • CTA Orange Line Trains Operating with Delays After Police Activity [August 21: NBC Chicago]
  • Brown, Green, Orange and Pink line trains delayed in Loop [August 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Construction Work to Require Extended Lane Closure on the Northbound Dan Ryan near 95th [August 18: CTA press release]
  • Dan Ryan Lane Closures (And Traffic Headaches) Coming In September [August 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • New Passenger Pick Up Area At Rosemont Commuter Lot [August 17: Journal Online]
  • Service resumes on southbound Red Line after subway track damaged [August 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Damaged rail ties up southbound Red Line trains [August 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Damaged rail on southbound CTA Red Line tracks forces reroute [August 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Reroute Leaves People Trapped Underground, Delayed [August 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Expect delays on the CTA Red Line southbound today [August 16: Time Out Chicago]
  • Why Is Gambling Banned On The CTA? [August 14: WBEZ Chicago]
  • We Found The Real 'Green' Line, And It's In Ravenswood [August 11: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • City goes after TIF district for CTA Red-Purple Line repairs [August 11: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA to Begin Major Modernization of Illinois Medical District Blue Line Station [August 10: CTA press release]
  • CTA plans $23 million rehab for Illinois Medical District Blue Line stop [August 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Illinois Medical District Blue Line station gets $23M renovation [August 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA plans renovation of Medical District Blue Line station [August 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Illinois Medical District CTA Blue Line Stop Overhaul Set to Begin [August 10: Chicago Business Journal]
  • CTA investing tens of millions in sleeker rail line stations [August 10: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • City's Oldest 'L' Stop Could Be Reopened To The Public [August 10: DNAinfo 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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