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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

  • CTA trains stopped briefly in Loop after person falls onto tracks [March 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA to expand ex-offender jobs program [March 27: Red Eye]
  • CTA Second Chance job program to offer diesel mechanic training [March 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Rahm, CTA Expand Second Chance Program to Aid Ex-Offenders [March 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Blue Line crash at O'Hare: NTSB releases train driver interview, documents [March 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA train operator tells NTSB she turned off heat, felt sleepy before crash at O'Hare [March 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice [March 26: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA train operator worked long hours before 2014 crash at O'Hare, documents show [March 26: Daily Herald]
  • CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash [March 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling' [March 24: Red Eye]
  • CTA to Replace Blue Line Escalator One Year After Accident [March 24: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Replacing O'Hare Escalator That Train Rode Up Exactly One Year Ago [March 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • How the Ventra app could affect CTA rides [March 23: Red Eye]
  • Man found dead inside CTA car at O'Hare [March 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man found dead on Blue Line train at O'Hare [March 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Overall, Most Mass Transit Users Satisfied With Service [March 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner's Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic Development [March 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Testers needed to try paying for Metra, Pace with phone app [March 21: Daily Herald]
  • Smart Phone App To Be Tested As Universal Fare Card For CTA, Metra And Pace [March 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Ventra app presented at show-and-tell, expected to be rolled out soon [March 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • All aboard: 100 volunteers needed to test Ventra ticketing app [March 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • RTA vows to 'do our share' amid $170 million in proposed transit cuts [March 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner Budget [March 19: CBS Chicago]
  • Service Cuts, Fare Hikes Possible, Transit Officials Warn [March 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Public transit funding cuts in proposed Ill. budget could cost riders, RTA says [March 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Impact of Proposed Transit Funding Cuts [March 19: WTTW Chicago Tonight]
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes [March 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • RTA: Fare hikes, service cuts 'very likely' if Rauner budget flies [March 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Another lawsuit filed against CTA for O'Hare Blue Line derailment, crash [March 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday [March 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • So long, 'worn' Madison/Wabash 'L' station [March 16: Red Eye]
  • Timeline: A century of the Madison/Wabash 'L' station [March 16: Red Eye]
  • Loop CTA station closed for good as work begins on replacement [March 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Permanently Closes Loop Station [March 16: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express Trains [March 16: CBS Chicago]
  • South Loop Businesses Hope New Green Line Station Means More Customers [March 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Sunday The Final Day For Madison/Wabash 'L' Station [March 15: 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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