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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.

What's New

Latest Update: January 17, 2015

  • Damen Blue Line station profile updated with new info and 75 new photos.
  • Damen Tower profile updated with new info and 2 new photos.
  • 5 new Holiday Train photos added -- 2 photos to Gallery 3 and 4 photos to new Gallery 4.
  • 9 new 4000-series car photos added -- 4 photos to Gallery 19 and 5 photos to new Gallery 20.

"L" News Headlines

  • Third teenage girl charged with Evanston cellphone robbery [January 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Third Chicago Girl Charged in Cell Phone Robbery [January 27: Evanston Patch]
  • Police arrest third teen in cell phone robbery [January 27: Evanston Now]
  • Police: Man with Taser robbed female at South Loop CTA station [January 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA rider robbed at Taser-point: police [January 27: Red Eye]
  • Police: Man with stun gun robbed woman at CTA Roosevelt station [January 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Stun gun used to steal cell phone on South Loop CTA platform [January 27: Fox Chicago]
  • Stun Gun Used in Armed Robbery at Roosevelt CTA Station, Police Say [January 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Some Metra riders say fare increases will drive them to CTA [January 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Late For Work Because Of The CTA? Pick Up A Train Delay Notice Slip [January 26: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms [January 26: Red Eye]
  • Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015 [January 26: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Delays mostly cleared up on Loop trains [January 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • Normal CTA train service restored in Loop in time for evening rush [January 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The Loop [January 26: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA: Switching Problem Repaired After Morning Loop Delays [January 26: ABC Chicago]
  • Online maps will outline Chicago-area's transportation woes, need for money [January 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA crews to work on Red, Green lines, delays expected [January 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Construction To Close Portions Of CTA Red, Green Lines Throughout Weekend [January 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Red, Green Line work to impact CTA riders this weekend [January 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Rerouted, Green Line Suspended This Weekend for Upgrades [January 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025 [January 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Jefferson Park Transit Center Renovation To Get $5M from TIF Districts [January 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • SG to hold student referendum on U-Pass [January 23: The Chicago Maroon]
  • Construction to close portions of CTA Red, Green lines throughout weekend [January 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Work to Affect Portions of Green and Red Line Service All Weekend [January 22: CTA Press Release]
  • RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment [January 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • RTA: $36 billion needed for mass transit maintenance [January 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • $5 million in RTA ads try to win over transit riders with humor [January 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman rescued from CTA tracks at Blue Line Rosemont station after electric scooter fell [January 22: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Retires Historic 2400-Series Rail Cars [January 21: CTA Press Release]
  • Goodbye, old CTA friend [January 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA's 1976 Rail Cars to be Retired [video] [January 21: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Plans Farewell For Nearly 40-Year-Old 2400-Series 'L' Cars [January 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Take one last look at the CTA's oldest rail cars [January 21: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA's oldest rail cars to make last trip before retirement on Wednesday [January 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor: Use $9M in local funds for Blue Line stop fixes [January 21: Red Eye]
  • Smell of smoke prompts fire response at Logan Square subway stop [January 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Evanston police increase patrols ahead of Charlie Hebdo sales [January 21: Red Eye]
  • Evanston Police to Increase Presence at Eight CTA Stations [January 21: NBC Chicago]
  • Evanston police step up patrols at CTA Purple Line stops [January 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Purple Line Stops Will See More Police [January 21: Evanston Patch]
  • Evanston police step up patrol at mass transit stations [January 20: Daily Northwestern]
  • CTA says goodbye to 1970s rail cars [January 20: Red Eye]
  • 'CT and A' Founder Says Pics of Half-Naked Models on CTA Empower Women [January 20: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Who Is This Man Photographing Lingerie-Clad Women on the CTA? [January 20: Lake View Patch]
  • Man OK after slipping onto 'L' tracks at Thorndale Red Line station [January 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Will low gas prices affect CTA ridership? [January 19: Red Eye]
  • CTA cracks down on U-Pass misuse [January 18: The DePaulia]
  • Teen charged in robberies at Red Line's Wilson stop [January 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Teen Charged with Stealing Cellphones on Red Line [January 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Teen charged in Uptown CTA Red Line robberies [January 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Teen charged with stealing cellphones at Red Line Wilson station [January 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire [January 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man Charged With Lighting Recyling Container On Fire At Red Line Station [January 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Bond Set for Man Charged with Starting Fire at CTA Station [January 17: NBC Chicago]
  • Construction suspends, re-routes some service on CTA Red and Green Lines [January 17: ABC Chicago]
  • 2014 CTA Year in Review; 2015 Continues Historic Investment [January 16: CTA Press Release]
  • Garcia floats sales tax for CTA improvements [January 16: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Reroutes Red, Green, Pink, Orange Lines this Weekend [January 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop [January 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Suspect stealing cellphones at Red Line Wilson station [January 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Suspect Grabs Cell Phones, Dashes From Red Line Trains: Police [January 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Commuters Warned of Phone Thefts at North Side CTA Train Station [January 16: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line riders warned of cell phone robberies at Wilson station [January 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Cellphone Thefts on Red Line Trains in Uptown Lead to Police Warning [January 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man Convicted Of Beating CTA Rider To Death At Green Line Station [January 16: CBS 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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