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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

  • Red Line subway trains to Howard no longer rerouted to elevated tracks [April 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Service resumes on Yellow Line after track switching issues cause delays [April 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Yellow Line services resume after track switching problems [April 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Blue Line service resumes at Grand after loss of power [April 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Unruly passenger delays southbound Red Line trains on North Side [April 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Falling concrete from CTA 'L' embankment in Rogers Park smashes two parked cars [April 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Falling concrete damages vehicles in Rogers Park [April 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Falling Concrete From Red Line Viaduct Damages Cars In Rogers Park [April 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Large Chunks of Concrete Fall Onto Parked Cars in Rogers Park [April 18: NBC Chicago]
  • A chronic problem [April 17: Chicago Reader]
  • Red Line trains delayed because of minor fire in Loop subway: CTA [April 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • No one injured in 'minor fire' on Red Line tracks at Jackson [April 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line station evacuated at Jackson and State in Loop in Chicago [April 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line trains back to normal in subway after mechanical problem on train [April 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Normal Red Line service resumes after mechanical issue in Loop [April 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line trains between O'Hare and Cumberland resume service after obstruction [April 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • No Blue Line Trains Between O'Hare and Harlem [April 15: NBC Chicago]
  • Obstruction On Blue Line Hampers Morning Commute [April 15: Journal & Topics]
  • OPINION: Blue Line construction disregards disabled people [April 15: The Chronicle]
  • Blue Line service restored after smoke on tracks near Monroe [April 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CBS 2 Exclusive: Human Error To Blame For CTA Blue Line Derailment, CTA Workers Union Says [April 11: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA: 'Relatively minor' Blue Line train derailment near Rosemont; one woman injured, major delays reported [April 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Service resumes on Blue Line near O'Hare after derailment [April 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line Train Derailed In Tunnel Near O'Hare [April 10: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 Injured After Blue Line Derailment: CFD [April 10: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line service resumes after train derails between O'Hare, Rosemont; 1 injured [April 10: ABC Chicago]
  • 1 injured, 73 evacuated in Blue Line derailment between Rosemont and O'Hare [April 10: Daily Herald]
  • Man attacked on Red Line train at Argyle station [April 10: 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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