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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: June 13, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Kickstarter aims to warn CTA riders of squirrel attacks in their sleep [July 22: Red Eye]
  • CTA signs contract to upgrade wireless system to 4G [July 22: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Woman Chased on Red Line Train Car After Refusing to Give Up Her Cellphone [July 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Warns of 'Metal-on-Metal Hammering,' 'Crunching Rock' During Night Work [July 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones? [July 21: Red Eye]
  • Priority seating means something on CTA trips [July 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Morning Green Line Service between Roosevelt and 35th Stations Partially Suspended This Weekend [July 18: CTA Press Release]
  • Green Line Trains To Be Halted Saturday, Sunday Mornings For Construction [July 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Ten simple pleasures of riding the CTA [July 18: Red Eye]
  • 23,000 cameras across CTA surveillance system [July 18: ABC Chicago]
  • Some riders fearful after Orange Line robbery, rail crime down [July 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA installing new digital displays at rail stations [July 17: Red Eye]
  • CTA Brown Line slowest in nearly 2 years [July 17: Red Eye]
  • CTA Blue Line Renovations Nix Coffee Shops in Wicker Park, Logan Stations [July 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police: Orange Line robbers had been riding trains all day [July 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Cops release more photos in Orange Line robbery [July 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police release new photos, details of Orange Line train robbery [July 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Guardian Angels Join Hunt for Orange Line Robbers [July 17: NBC Chicago]
  • Search for CTA Orange Line armed robbery suspects continues [July 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Cops: 2 armed men robbed passengers on Orange CTA Line [July 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • 2 armed men rob passengers on Orange Line CTA train: police [July 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Surveillance Images Released Of Orange Line Robbery Suspects [July 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Multiple Passengers Robbed on Orange Line Train [July 16: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Orange Line passengers robbed at gunpoint, police say [July 16: ABC Chicago]
  • 2 Armed Men Rob Multiple Passengers on Orange Line, Police Say [July 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Orange Line robbery sparks deja vu for Chicago bookworm [July 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New moves pondered to unclog downtown transit [July 16: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Hires Internationally Acclaimed Artist to Create Artwork for New Wilson Station [July 16: CTA Press Release]
  • Artist known for large public displays hired for Wilson station [July 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Noted artist to create $200K public artwork for Wilson CTA station [July 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • International artist to create Wilson stop artwork [July 16: Red Eye]
  • Red Line south extension draws property value concerns [July 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Roseland residents want CTA answers on Red Line extension plans [July 16: Politics Early & Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Quinn signs law barring double dipping on transit boards [July 16: Daily Herald]
  • Quinn signs bill putting restrictions on CTA, RTA [July 16: Fox Chicago]
  • How accessible is the CTA? [July 14: Red Eye]
  • Chicagograms of the Week [July 13: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Morgan Street 'L' Station Helping Fuel West Loop Boom, CTA Says [July 11: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Takes Next Steps to Upgrade Subway Wireless Service to 4G [July 10: CTA Press Release]
  • Upgrade to wireless network in CTA subways could be OK'd next week [July 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Set to Approve Contract for Improved Wireless Service in Subway [July 10: NBC 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.

Fares of the "L": A History of fares, tickets, collection equipment, and more!

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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