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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: April 26, 2015

"L" News Headlines

  • Safety tips for riders as summer kicks transit crime into high gear [May 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Yellow Line to remain closed several more weeks [May 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Yellow Line to remain closed for several weeks, repairs underway [May 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Timetable Unclear For Resumption Of Yellow Line Service [May 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Yellow Line to Remain Closed for "Several More Weeks" [May 22: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Yellow Line service suspended for at least several more weeks [May 22: ABC Chicago]
  • Purple Line Express To Test Additional Train Beginning June 1 [May 22: Evanston Patch]
  • New RTA ads target the perils of parking [May 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Belmont Flyover: Brown Line Project Increases In Size and Cost [May 21: WTTW Chicago]
  • Neighbors of Belmont Flyover Fear Project Would 'Destroy' Clark Street [May 21: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Repairs To CTA Yellow Line To Take "Several Weeks" [May 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Big Red Line Modernization Project [May 20: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man, 47, hit by CTA train on South Side [May 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man struck, critically injured by Red Line train on South Side [May 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Publishes Environmental Assessment for Proposed Bypass as Part of Phase One of Red and Purple Modernization Program [May 19: CTA press release]
  • CTA expands scope, cost of Brown Line flyover project [May 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA price tag for bypass project jumps to $570 million [May 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA issues strong defense of Red Line flyover plan [May 19: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • $320 Million Brown Line Flyover Best Option To Increase Service: CTA [May 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Check Out These Video Renderings of the Huge Belmont Bypass Flyover [May 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA begins program to increase Red, Purple Line efficiency [May 19: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Chicago musicians to play CTA stations [May 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Yellow Line to remain closed all week [May 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Emails Indicate Construction Mishap May Have Caused Yellow Line Collapse [May 19: CBS Chicago]
  • Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says [May 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Yellow Line service suspended for several days, Skokie says [May 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Yellow Line Service To Be Shut Down For At Least Several Days Due To Embankment Erosion [May 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Yellow Line Service Suspended Monday for Track Problem [May 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Forget about taking the Yellow Line for a while [May 18: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Massive North Side 'L' Modernization Plan May Take 3.5 Years, Officials Say [May 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Yellow line out of service for 'next several days' [May 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Worker Electrocuted on Brown Line in Lincoln Park, Officials Say [May 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Steven Carmona, 40, charged in 'upskirting' video taping of teen girl on Red Line [May 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Man charged with 'upskirting' girl, 16, after following her off the L [May 17: Fox Chicago]
  • Man charged with shooting video up skirt of teen girl on CTA Red Line [May 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Far South Side man charged with 'upskirting' girl, 16, after following her off the L [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA contract worker electrocuted on North Side [May 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA worker electrocuted working on Brown Line L tracks in Lincoln Park [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA: Contract Worker Electrocuted in Lincoln Park [May 16: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA contract worker Kevin Benoit electrocuted in Lincoln Park construction accident [May 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Mary Mitchell: After latest CTA attack, it's clear we can't depend on good Samaritans [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Kirk signals he wants more federal aid for CTA, Metra, Amtrak [May 15: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Ravenswood Connector Track Renewal Work to Reroute Brown Line Trains to the Red Line Subway This Weekend [May 14: CTA press release]
  • CTA Brown Line rerouted this weekend as Ravenswood Connector project continues [May 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA, Metra, Pace Provide Update on Mobile Ventra App Development [May 14: CTA press release]
  • CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience [May 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago Transit Board Names Dorval R. Carter, Jr. as New CTA President [May 13: CTA press release]
  • Chicago Transit Authority gets new president with extensive public transportation track record [May 13: Chicago Business Journal]
  • CTA trimming budget for proposed Rauner cuts [May 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Your commute is in the House GOP's cross hairs [May 13: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Anticipating Rauner's Cuts, CTA Trims $21M From Budget [May 13: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA looks to bridge $28M Rauner budget gap [May 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Service resumes on CTA Red Line after 'medical emergency' [May 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Two taken to hospital after person falls on Red Line tracks [May 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman attacked on CTA: 'If you see someone asking for help, don't go away' [May 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault [May 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Prosecutors: CTA sex assault victim's screams ignored by other commuter [May 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Who Saw Sex Assault on Red Line Left Without Helping, Prosecutors Say [May 12: DNAinfo 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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