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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system! Feel free to browse the site and offer comments here.

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Latest Update: October 12, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Nothing but good vibes between Rahm, Claypool a year after Ventra [November 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Courage Campaign: CTA aims to eliminate street harassment [November 24: Windy City Times]
  • 95th Street station overhaul is end of the line for some businesses [November 24: Red Eye]
  • Jingle All the Way...Home, Work or Wherever on the 2014 CTA Holiday Train! [November 21: CTA Press Release]
  • 2014 CTA Holiday Train schedule [November 21: Red Eye]
  • CTA Rolls Out New Holiday Bus; Holiday Train Hits Tracks on Black Friday [November 21: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Boosts Safety Throughout Organization [November 21: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA joins federal safety program, becoming first in nation [November 21: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA board approves budget with no fare hikes [November 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Brown Line Video Gives Front Row View from Kimball to the Loop and Back [November 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • 2015 CTA Balanced Budget and 2015-2019 Capital Program Approved [November 19: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA board passes 2015 budget with no fare hikes [November 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Expands Concessions Offerings at Rail Stations, Including Locally Owned [November 19: CTA Press Release]
  • Flaco's Tacos Coming to Granville CTA Station [November 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Yesterday a cluster-commute, today another small miracle [November 19: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Trains running again after fire in Lincoln Park [November 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Brown Line trains moving after disruptions from fire [November 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire [November 18: Red Eye]
  • You survived this morning's commute. So what's in store for tonight? [November 18: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Lake Shore Drive Bus Fire, Lincoln Park Blaze Create Double Whammy For North Side Commuters [November 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire [November 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Lincoln Park extra-alarm fire extinguished, CTA Brown, Purple Line service resumes [November 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Warn of Robberies Near CTA Red Line Sox 'L' Stop [November 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Take A High-Speed CTA Blue Line Ride Between Forest Park And O'Hare [November 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter [November 17: Red Eye]
  • Advocates: Transit riders deserve a tax break to match drivers who park [November 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Want to meet the man who reads your #CTA tweets? Have @ it [November 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line trains bypassing stations for track problem [November 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line Video Shows What It Looks Like Riding in the Front [November 14: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • No Signs of Rat Surge as Demolition Near Wilson Station Continues [November 14: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • 'Batman v Superman' transforms Uptown into Gotham City [November 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Batman vs. Superman Filming Turns Uptown into Gotham [November 13: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Pickpocket Strikes at Lincoln Park Red Line Stop: Prosecutors [November 13: DNAinfo Chicago]
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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