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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: January 2, 2020

"L" News Headlines

  • 2020 NBA All Star Game uniforms pay tribute to Chicago CTA train lines [January 26: ABC Chicago]
  • Where do I walk? Study finds several Metra, and some CTA stations, have a shortage of nearby sidewalks [January 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • 4 CTA Stations on Red, Blue Lines Will Be Closed This Weekend [January 23: WTTW Chicago]
  • Students write to Massachusetts man feeling slighted after city leaders never honored him for disarming robber on CTA [January 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man charged in sexual attack in empty car of Red Line train on North Side [January 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Wanted for Crimes on CTA Red Line Train Captured [January 23: NBC Chicago]
  • Cook County's 23rd cold-related death reported in Rogers Park [January 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CPD Says Teens On CTA Red Line Targeted By Armed Robbers [January 23: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line armed robberies target young people during busy afternoon commute [January 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago police warn of CTA Red Line robberies [January 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line riders robbed on Near North Side, Loop: police [January 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA says man hurt in Loop didn't fall from 'L' platform [January 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man suffering medical issue in Loop did not fall from L platform: CTA [January 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Loyola grad students create push alert app for CTA Elevators [January 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Station Closures Planned on Chicago's North Side [January 20: NBC Chicago]
  • Judge chastises, denies bail for man accused in Brown Line iPhone robbery [January 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA plans weekend closures for three North Side Red Line stations [January 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Thieves target Pink Line riders in Lawndale, Little Village: police [January 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Best CTA seat? Chicagoans rank their favorite seats on the 'L' [January 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Scheduled CTA Red Line Work Canceled Until Next Weekend [January 16: Edgeville Buzz]
  • Dog that touched CTA third rail survives to bark the tale [January 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Adding More Officers To Public Transportation Unit Amid Worries About Crime On CTA [January 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Thieves snatch phones from CTA riders in Loop, Near North Side: police [January 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Brown Line Reopens After Vehicle Hits Barrier At Kedzie; Separately, Obstruction Snags Pink Line [January 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Public Artwork Destroyed By Vandals At Garfield Red Line Station [January 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Suspect released from custody after Red Line strong-arm robbery near 47th Street [January 13: 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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