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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: January 17, 2015

  • Damen Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 75 new photos.
  • Damen Tower profile updated with new info and 2 new photos.
  • 5 new Holiday Train photos added -- 2 photos to Gallery 3 and 4 photos to new Gallery 4.
  • 9 new 4000-series car photos added -- 4 photos to Gallery 19 and 5 photos to new Gallery 20.

"L" News Headlines

  • Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff [April 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Emanuel taps CTA director as chief of staff [April 24: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Mayor Emanuel Taps CTA Boss As His Next Chief Of Staff [April 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Forrest Claypool named Emanuel's next chief of staff [April 24: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor Taps Forrest Claypool as Chief of Staff to Start Second Term [April 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Could Cabrini Redevelopment Mean a New Brown Line 'L' Stop? [April 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • College to implement CTA U-Pass Program in 2016 [April 24: The Chicago Maroon]
  • CTA President Forrest Claypool to be Rahm's third chief of staff [April 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Mom turns in son, 15, after seeing photos of attacker in Blue Line sex assault [April 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Mom Turned in Son, 15, After Seeing Suspect Photos in CTA Sex Assaul [April 23: NBC Chicago]
  • Deshawn Isabelle, 15, charged as adult in CTA Blue Line sex assault [April 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Mom Recognized Son in 'L' Sex Assault Photos, Turned Him In: Prosecutors [April 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • 15-year-old charged as adult in sex assault, robbery on Blue Line train [April 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Boy, 15, Charged In Sex Assault On Blue Line Train [April 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Boy, 15, Charged as Adult in Blue Line Sex Assault, Robbery [April 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Deshawn Isabelle, 15, charged as adult in CTA Blue Line sex assault [April 22: ABC Chicago]
  • Cops: Woman sexually assaulted, robbed aboard Blue Line train [April 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Surveillance Images Released Of Blue Line Sexual Assault Suspect [April 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed on Blue Line Train [April 21: NBC Chicago]
  • Police search for suspect in Blue Line sex assault [April 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed on Blue Line Monday Afternoon: Police [April 21: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Claypool dodges questions about leaving CTA to serve as Emanuel's chief of staff [April 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • RedEye's CTA columnist bids farewell as she hops on Chicago Tribune entertainment bus [April 20: Red Eye]
  • Annual bridge lift tradition starts Saturday [April 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Brown Line trains to operate on Red Line subway this weekend [April 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Ravenswood Connector Track Work to Reroute Weekend Brown Line Trains to Subway [April 16: CTA press release]
  • One way to use CTA's multimillion-dollar hole in the ground at Block 37 [April 15: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA: More than 1,000 apply to test Ventra app [April 13: Red Eye]
  • Neighbors Aim to Make Wilson 'L' Stop More Functional, Pedestrian-Friendly [April 13: 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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