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

Today in "L" history...

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the start of "L" service this year, we present these events that occured on this date, May 27:

  • 2003: Realigned Harrison Curve opens for service.

What's New

Latest Update: February 13, 2017

"L" News Headlines

  • Yellow Line service cut for nightly power line work through Wednesday [May 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Seeks Community Input on New Artwork for Jefferson Park Blue Line Station [May 26: CTA press release]
  • Midway makeover picks up steam; city seeks proposals to expand garage [May 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • President Trump's budget would squeeze Illinois [May 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • ComEd to Perform Maintenance at the Skokie-Oakton CTA Station [May 23: Evanston Review]
  • Yellow Line Maintenance Work Will Shut Stations Early Starting Saturday [May 23: Skokie Patch]
  • Loop street closures planned Saturday night for CTA construction [May 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Commuters and Chicago's Homeless: Growing Concerns [May 18: Chicago Defender]
  • Signal problems disrupt Pink Line service [May 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • To save or sell the Thompson Center? 3 things to consider before taking a side [May 17: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Chicago's Low-Line Project to Offer a New Urban Retreat [May 17: WTTW Chicago]
  • Mural art in the city's CTA stations captures culture and history [May 15: The DePaulia]
  • Madison-Wabash intersection to close overnight Monday and Tuesday [May 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
Chicago-L.org is not responsible for broken links, removed pages, or other sites' content

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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