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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

  • Police Warn of Robberies in Loop CTA Pedways [February 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Group of 5 men robbing people in Loop subway pedestrian tunnels, police say [February 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Suspects surround, rob victims in CTA tunnels [February 18: ABC Chicago]
  • 2 dozen CTA, Metra workers disciplined over speeding trains in past 5 years [February 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Wilmette police blotter: CTA train yard reports graffiti to an L train car [February 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA construction to shut down Wells, Jackson this weekend in Loop [February 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA board approves labor agreement that gives raises to bus, train operators [February 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA board approves new contract that locks in labor peace through 2019 election [February 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man charged after CTA Red Line shutdown, Walgreens robbery was free on bond: Records [February 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA train operators, others would get raises under deal between unions, transit agency [February 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man in custody after running onto Red Line tracks on North Side, causing shutdown [February 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line service resumes after trains halted for person on tracks near Sheridan [February 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Public invited to weigh in on CTA's planned Red Line extension on South Side [February 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Fire Destroys Factory Building, Disrupts CTA Traffic Near Cicero [February 12: Oak Park Patch]
  • CTA releases video of passenger who set fire aboard Red Line train at Argyle station [February 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Video of passenger starting fire on Red Line train as cops arrest him [February 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Video Shows CTA Passenger Trying To Set Himself On Fire [February 9: CBS Chicago]
  • Video of Man Allegedly Sparking Fire on CTA Train, Tussling With Cops Released [February 9: NBC Chicago]
  • Sick passenger at Lake causes temporary Red Line reroute to elevated tracks [February 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The CTA will use those pesky ride-share fees to improve your commute [February 6: Time Out Chicago]
  • Police: 2 robbed man in wheelchair on Blue Line train [February 6: 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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