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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

  • Residual delays on Blue Line after service temporarily stopped during morning commute [August 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line service resumes after unauthorized person on tracks near Logan Square [August 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Yellow Line Battery; Burglary Arrest; Strongarm Robbery: Blotter [August 17: Skokie Patch]
  • CTA Awards Contract for Modernization of Grand, Chicago and Division Blue Line Stations [August 15: CTA press release]
  • Mayor Emanuel Announces Upgraded Security Cameras as Part of Safe and Secure Program to Improve Safety and Security Across CTA System [August 13: CTA press release]
  • City Boasts News CTA Security Measures-- Again [August 13: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA adds high definition cameras at 4 Blue Line stations [August 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Protecting the viaducts: Oak Park, Union Pacific to host public discussion on bridge strikes [August 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Rosemont Blotter: Felony Charges For Battery, Tagging, Drug Trafficking [August 9: Journal & Topics]
  • Moody's boosts outlook of CTA, RTA debt [August 2: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Transit agency spends $35,000 on video to ask for more money [July 31: Chicago Tribune]
  • Track fire delays trains on CTA Pink, Green, Blue lines [July 31: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Pink, Green, Blue Lines Delayed After Fire On Tracks [July 31: CBS Chicago]
  • Blue Line passengers blocked from leaving train, robbed in Oak Park; suspects at large, police say [July 31: Oak Leaves]
  • Minor fire causes CTA train delays in Loop [July 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Despite 'zero-tolerance' crackdown, CTA drivers crash while on phones, keep jobs [July 27: 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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