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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 28, 2017

"L" News Headlines

  • What's killing CTA train ridership? Two four-letter words [January 19: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Man on CTA Red Line threw chemicals on woman before he set train car ablaze [January 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Person in custody after setting fire to book bag on Red Line train [January 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Cop Injured When Man Tries To Set Fire On CTA Train [January 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Person Started Fire on Argyle Red Line Train: CPD [January 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Good Samaritan Gives Homeless Man Winter Boots Off His Feet [January 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Good Samaritan takes off boots, gives them to homeless man on CTA train [January 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Normal service resumes after body removed from Red Line tracks on North Side [January 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red, Purple Line service disrupted after person hit by train at Bryn Mawr [January 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red, Purple Line service resumes after person hit by train at Bryn Mawr [January 12: ABC Chicago]
  • Officers honored for helping deliver twins at CTA station [January 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Ventra Mobile Help Desks to Assist Customers with Ventra Card Replacements, Answer Questions Monday, Jan. 8 Through Friday, Jan. 12 [January 7: CTA press release]
  • First CTA fare increases in 9 years take effect Sunday [January 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • First CTA Fare Increases In 9 Years Takes Effect Sunday [January 7: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect [January 7: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA fare increases take effect Sunday [January 7: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA in 2017: What a Year! [January 5: CTA press release]
  • Felon charged in robbery on CTA Red Line [January 5: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man detained by woman after CTA Red Line theft charged [January 5: ABC Chicago]
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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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