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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

  • What About the Red Line Extension Project? [September 19: Chicago Crusader]
  • CTA sees rise in violent crimes this year despite increased security efforts [September 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Serious crime has doubled on the 'L' system despite CTA adding thousands of security cameras [September 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Pink Line service resumes after earlier suspension for switching problems [September 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line Trains Rerouted Because Of Person On The Tracks [September 17: CBS Chicago]
  • State Rep. Searches For Funds To Clean Up Irving Park 'Pigeon Poop Station,' Gets Pooped On During Interview [September 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Poet finds inspiration in the everyday rhythms of the 'L' [September 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line trains running with delays after earlier 'medical emergency' on tracks [September 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line Service Partially Halted For Hours After Person Is Hit, Killed By Train [September 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Blue Line Trains Run With Delays After 'Medical Emergency' on Tracks [September 15: NBC Chicago]
  • Fearing 'Spy Trains,' Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars [September 14: The New York Times]
  • Red Line trains back to normal service after suspension between 63rd and 95th [September 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line trains back to normal service after reroute to elevated tracks between Cermak and Fullerton [September 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line trains running with significant delays after 'minor fire' at track level near Forest Park [September 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Rosemont CTA Station Sees Slight Uptick In Usage [September 11: Journal & Topics]
  • Column: 'Baby on Board' buttons are a waste for pregnant CTA riders because most people never look up from their phones. [September 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Introduces "Baby on Board!" Buttons to Help Pregnant Riders Find a Seat [September 9: CTA press release]
  • CTA launches 'baby on board' button campaign for pregnant riders [September 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Offering Pregnant Riders 'Baby On Board' Buttons So Riders Give Them A Seat [September 9: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA to start offering 'Baby on Board' buttons to expecting riders [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA riders urged to give up seat for pregnant passengers [September 9: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA Employees Help Students Get on "The Track to Learning" with First Annual School Supply Drive [September 9: Chicago Defender]
  • Brown Line service resumes after earlier suspension for 'track switching problems': CTA [September 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Work on CTA's Red-Purple Line modernization project to start this fall [September 5: Chicago Tribune]
  • To help pregnant women get a seat on the CTA, a Chicago company is rolling out 'Baby on Board' buttons [September 5: Chicago Tribune]
  • Frustrated by waiting for the CTA to issue buttons to pregnant women, moms take matters into their own hands [September 4: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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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