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

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Latest Update: December 1, 2018

"L" News Headlines

  • Two-block stretch of CTA Brown Line tracks getting fresh paint [February 22: North Loop News]
  • No injuries reported in extra-alarm industrial fire in West Town neighborhood [February 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Building will be demolished after extra-alarm fire in West Loop: fire officials [February 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Extra-Alarm Fire Disrupts CTA Trains [February 21: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA will add food, phone charging and photo booth vendors this spring [February 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Getting Phone Chargers, Organic Food And A Photo Booth This Spring [February 19: CBS Chicago]
  • Man wanted for attacking pregnant woman on Red Line [February 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Pregnant Woman Punched On CTA Train [February 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Wanted for Striking Woman on Red Line Train [February 16: NBC Chicago]
  • Surveillance photos released of man who punched, kicked pregnant woman on CTA Red Line train [February 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Pregnant woman punched, kicked on CTA Red Line train near Addison stop [February 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman dies after being hit by CTA Green Line train on Near West Side, police say [February 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman, 59, fatally struck by CTA train at Clinton [February 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Green And Pink Lines Delayed, After Medical Emergency On Near West Side [February 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Dies After Being Struck by CTA Train [February 14: NBC Chicago]
  • Green, Pink line service disrupted after woman fatally struck by train at Clinton [February 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Cell phones snatched at CTA Green Line stations on West Side: police [February 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • An Array of New Amenities is Inbound for CTA Rail Customers [February 13: CTA press release]
  • CTA adding vending machines for phone chargers, snacks, photo booth [February 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA stations are getting photo booths, phone chargers and salad vending machines [February 13: Time Out Chicago]
  • Video shows cop prying open doors of CTA train to make arrest [February 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The CTA Has Thousands Of Cameras, But How Much Do They Help With Crime? [February 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Blotter: Wilmette police say man charged after urinating on CTA conductor [February 11: Wilmette Life]
  • No red light cameras, lower CTA fares -- candidates for mayor talk transportation [February 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • $100K bail for man charged with stabbing at Green Line Cicero stop [February 10: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line temporarily suspended between Grand and Racine [February 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police search for suspect of CTA Brown Line robbery at Sedgwick station [February 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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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