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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: December 1, 2018

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA Moves Forward with Major Red Line Projects: Red and Purple Modernization Phase One and Red Line Extension [December 12: CTA press release]
  • CTA approves contracts that pave the way for $2.1 billion Red-Purple Line modernization [December 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Largest Project In CTA History Approved By Board [December 12: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA OKs $2.1 Billion Rebuild Of Red, Purple Lines [December 12: WBBM Chicago]
  • Normal Red Line service restored after person hit near 63rd Street stop [December 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Normal Red Line Service Resumes After Person Hit By CTA Train At 63rd Street [December 12: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line service resumes on South Side after medical emergency [December 12: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA expected to approve contracts Wednesday that pave the way for massive Red-Purple Line modernization [December 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushes state gas tax increase to fund major transportation bill [December 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • Gas-tax hike of up to 30 cents a gallon needed, Emanuel and suburban mayors say [December 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Public Transit Outlook: Leaders Talk Infrastructure, Funding Needs [December 11: WTTW Chicago]
  • Former CTA Chairman Walter Clark, Harvard grad courted by local leaders [December 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago's Gun Violence Mixes With Evening Rush Hour; City's Response Sparks Questions [December 7: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago police suspect drug-dealing led to man's shooting in tunnel between Loop subway stations [December 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Shooting in CTA tunnel caught on video, police say [December 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Search continues for gunman who opened fire in Loop subway tunnel during evening rush hour [December 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • 6 wounded in Thursday shootings [December 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Search for gunman continues after Loop subway shooting [December 7: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA shooting raises concern [December 7: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • The latest edition of El Stories explores the drama of the Holiday Train [December 6: Chicago Reader]
  • Man shot in tunnel between busy CTA stations during rush hour in the Loop [December 6: Chicago Tribune]
  • 1 hurt in shooting at CTA station in Loop [December 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • One Injured After Gunman Wearing Surgical Mask Opens Fire In CTA Blue Line Tunnel [December 6: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 Shot By Gunman Wearing Surgical Mask in Downtown CTA Tunnel: Cops [December 6: NBC Chicago]
  • Man shot, critically hurt in Jackson CTA tunnel [December 6: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA does an about-face on insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery [December 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Decides Insurance Will Cover Bus Driver's Gender Reassignment Surgery [December 5: NBC Chicago]
  • Mass Transit Officials Seeking Billions More In Public Funding [December 4: CBS Chicago]
  • Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane [December 4: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Bystanders must derail sexual harassment on CTA [December 3: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Walter Clark Former CTA Board Chairman Has Died -- Services Saturday, Dec. 1 [December 1: The Chicago Crusader]
  • Fewer Chicago-area residents taking buses, trains [November 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Oak Park police investigating death of 68-year-old man found unconscious on Green Line train [November 30: Oak Leaves]
  • Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Two Blue Line Robbers [November 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Man was dragged by Red Line train onto tracks, lawsuit alleges [November 30: 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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