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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: October 9, 2019

"L" News Headlines

  • Ode to the Green Line [October 17: Chicago Reader]
  • CTA to offer CPS students free rides until schools reopen [October 16: CTA press release]
  • Orange Line resumes normal service after debris falls on tracks [October 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New Red Line Extension Improves Transportation for South Side Residents [October 15: The Chicago Maroon]
  • Park District supports naming el stop for conservatory [October 15: Wednesday Journal]
  • 'I don't like bullies': Rider from Boston disarms robber on Blue Line train [October 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 'It matters to me': Video shows Good Samaritan take gun from robber on Blue Line train [October 15: WGN Chicago]
  • Witness disarms Blue Line robber and holds him until cops arrive: police [October 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man beaten, robbed on CTA Red Line train on North Side [October 14: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA and Metra stations, Barrington, Naperville and other transportation projects get federal funding [October 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA offering extra service to Chicago Marathon [October 8: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line on South Side disrupted for hour by debris on tracks at 63rd Street [October 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line Snagged On South Side Due To Debris On Tracks [October 8: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line Service Significantly Delayed on South Side [October 8: NBC Chicago]
  • Police warn of pickpockets on downtown CTA platforms [October 7: ABC Chicago]
  • New murals under the Fullerton 'L' stop examine DePaul's history [October 6: The DePaulia]
  • Police: Pickpockets Have Been Targeting CTA Train Riders Downtown [October 6: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line resumes normal service Monday morning [October 6: ABC Chicago]
  • 2 Teens Among Several Hospitalized After CTA Train Hits Car [October 4: NBC Chicago]
  • 7 injured after CTA Pink Line train hits car near Cicero; service resumes [October 4: 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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