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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

What's New

Latest Update: April 28, 2018

  • Damen/Lake station profile updated with new info and 1 new photo.
  • Cows on Parade page updated with added into on two of the cows, and updated whereabouts of all four cows.

"L" News Headlines

  • Transit stations help lure business relocations and new jobs -- and keep them here, report says [October 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • To help Chicago businesses, fully fund public transit, report says [October 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Transit drives jobs [October 19: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Proposed 2019 Budget Holds the Line on Fares, Preserves Service Levels [October 18: CTA press release]
  • CTA riders won't see any fare hikes or service cuts in 2019, but officials call on Springfield for more funding [October 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA outlook: No fare hikes, but hints of trouble ahead [October 18: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Won't Raise Fares or Slash Service in 2019, Agency Budget Says [October 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Where Chicago Trounces New York: Fixing Mass Transit [October 18: New York Times]
  • RTA, which oversees CTA, Metra and Pace, conducting customer satisfaction survey [October 18: ABC Chicago]
  • With Cold Snap Gripping Chicago, CTA Turns On Platform Heaters Early [October 18: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA turning on heat lamps early due to October cold [October 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Chilly CTA Riders Might Have To Wait For Heaters To Turn On, But Press The Button Anyway [October 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Waiting for the 'L' during this unseasonably cold weather? Hit the heat button -- it might be on. [October 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago to expand 'Second Chance' program for ex-inmates [October 15: Fox Chicago]
  • Police: Missing 8-year-old boy found at North Side CTA Red Line station [October 12: ABC Chicago]
  • Normal service resumes on CTA Red Line after mechanical issue at Jackson [October 7: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line delayed after person hit near Harrison station [October 5: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Incident at Harrison Red Line stop believed to be suicide attempt [October 5: 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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