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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system! Feel free to browse the site and offer comments here.

What's New

Latest Update: April 26, 2015

"L" News Headlines

  • Move to former bank puts Wilmette chamber in historic station [July 6: Wilmette Life]
  • Belmont Flyover Plan Puts Us in a 'Condemned Building,' Residents Say [July 1: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Efforts Result In Big Drop In Fraudulent Use of Free, Reduced-Fare Cards [July 1: CTA press release]
  • Fare card fraud costing CTA $6.5 million [July 1: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA adding extra service for Fourth of July weekend events [July 1: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA train, bus service increased over 4th of July weekend [July 1: ABC Chicago]
  • Yellow Line repairs more complicated than thought, CTA says [June 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Evanston officials ride Purple Line to boost later service, CTA measures interest [June 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim Unfounded [June 27: CBS Chicago]
  • Police: Woman Was Not Sexually Assaulted at Knifepoint on Red Line Train [June 27: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line sex assault report 'unfounded,' police say [June 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Release Surveillance Images Of Groping Suspect [June 26: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted on Blue Line Train in Loop, Police Say [June 26: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA investigating how Blue Line operated with open door [June 26: WGN Chicago]
  • Evanston Officials Urge Residents to Pack The Purple Line Tonight [June 25: Evanston Patch]
  • City: Let's pack the train tonight [June 25: Evanston Now]
  • City Makes Another Attempt at Express Trains to O'Hare [June 25: NBC Chicago]
  • Juice Bar Coming to Cottage Grove Stop on Green Line in Woodlawn [June 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
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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