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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: November 16, 2015

"L" News Headlines

  • Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines [November 30: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Former Chicago Transit workers sentenced in fraud scheme [November 26: AP / Chicago Tribune]
  • Former CTA employees plead guilty to stealing coworkers' identities [November 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Expands Online Gift Store [November 24: CTA press release]
  • Downtown Holiday Gift Guide: CTA Map Bracelet, Uniqlo Gear and More [November 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • New Ventra app is a great time-saver | The Transit Diaries [November 23: Red Eye]
  • CTA's holiday train schedule [November 23: Red Eye]
  • CTA approves 2016 budget, restores cut bus routes [November 23: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Transit agencies moving over to make room for ride-share services [November 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Sprint Sponsors 2015 CTA Holiday Train, Holiday Bus [November 20: CTA press release]
  • CTA Holiday Train Back in Service This Weekend [November 20: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train returns Saturday [November 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago man springs into action when woman faints onto CTA tracks [November 20: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA 'Holiday Train' To Start Running This Weekend [November 20: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA adding extra service for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Bears game this weekend [November 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public Debut [November 20: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA, Metra and Pace Release New Ventra App to the Public [November 19: CTA press release]
  • CTA, Metra, Pace debut new Ventra app [November 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New Ventra app launches for CTA, Metra, Pace users [November 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Thousands of commuters embrace Metra's ticketing app debut [November 19: Daily Herald]
  • Engineer hurt, CTA trains halted after derailment in Brown Line rail yard [November 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Brown Line service resumes after derailment [November 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Brown Line Service Resumes After Train Derailment Thursday [November 19: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Brown Line service resumes with minor delays after derailment near Kimball [November 19: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Passes 2016 Budget With No Fare Increases [November 18: CTA press release]
  • Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Transit Authority Now Offers 4G Wireless Service Throughout All Blue Line Subways [November 18: CTA press release]
  • 4G wireless now available on CTA Blue Line [November 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Metra prepares for debut of paperless ticketing [November 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • With new Ventra app, your phone is your ticket for Metra riders [November 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New Ventra app launching for CTA, Metra, Pace users [November 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago Med Opens With Rahm, an L Crash and 'Promising' Ratings [November 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Uphill battle -- One-third of CTA stations not disability compliant [November 18: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA launches anti-harassment campaign [November 18: The DePaulia]
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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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