History &


Rolling Stock

Routes &

Route &
Track Maps

Fare History
& Media




Personnel &
Historical F

Transit Plans


Museums &
Interest Groups

Arts in Transit


Legal Notices &
Submission Info

Credits &

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

What's New

Latest Update: March 13, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • Red Line Rider Says 'No' To Drugs, Gets Gun Pulled On Him For It [May 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA train evacuated after truck got caught in wiring under tracks [May 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Green Line Train Evacuated After Garbage Truck Gets Stuck Under Tracks [May 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Ask Geoffrey: How the 'L' Do You Spell That? [May 18: WTTW Chicago]
  • Cubic and its Chicago Transit Partners Achieve Milestone of One Billion Ventra Transactions [May 18: Cubic Transportation press release]
  • Crews rescue person from subway tracks at State-Lake Red Line station [May 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Trains Delayed on Multiple CTA Lines After Incidents on Tracks [May 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Who helps homeless L passengers? [May 18: North Loop News]
  • Man walking on outbound Dan Ryan Expressway near 63rd Street cornered by police [May 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Montrose Blue Line station to partially close for three weeks [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Loop-Bound Blue Line Trains Won't Stop At Montrose For 3 Weeks, CTA Says [May 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Summer construction: Which projects will affect your commute? [May 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Robbers Target Victims Near Rogers Park CTA Stations [May 16: CBS Chicago]
  • 3 robberies reported near Rogers Park Red Line stops [May 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Strong Armed Robbers Attacking Morse Red Line Riders, Police Warn [May 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • The big sell: Making people care about infrastructure repair [May 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Robbers target Red Line commuters on Far North Side [May 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Ride the CTA? Here's what to expect this summer [May 13: WGN Chicago]
  • Chicago woman hopes to identify man filming up her skirt on CTA train [May 13: Fox Chicago]
  • Cafe Jumping Bean Opening 2nd Location at Damen Pink Line Stop [May 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Improve Bus and Rail Service on South, Far South Sides [May 12: CTA press release]
  • South Side CTA service to get upgrade [May 12: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • South Side CTA Service to Improve Under Changes, Rahm Say [May 12: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Emanuel names Zopp deputy mayor, announces CTA South Side service expansion [May 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Welcomes New Cafes to the Brown and Pink Lines [May 11: CTA press release]
  • Rosemont CTA station getting $1.5 million upgrade [May 11: Daily Herald]
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.


Hosted by

On-line since September 1997

This web site is not in association with or authorized by the Chicago Transit Authority and does not reflect the opinions thereof

Legal Notice

Contact Us

Last Updated:
13 March 2016
22:30 hours




Search Chicago-L.org

Search the Chicago-L.org web site by entering a phrase or keyword in the field below and press the Search button!

Web Chicago-L.org

Awards & Press

April 2000

February 2008
"171 Best Chicago Web Sites"
Hotels Chicago Downtown Chicago Hotels Chicago Tour