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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: August 9, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure [August 29: Red Eye]
  • Deadline looms to transfer old CTA fare card balances [August 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line Hero Leaves Note Warning Of Wet Seats [August 29: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students [August 28: Red Eye]
  • Do You Know Enough About the Belmont Bypass? Ballot Question Asks [August 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA [August 27: Red Eye]
  • As New School Year Begins, CTA Reminds Students, Parents How to Get Reduced 75-Cent Bus and Train Fares on School Days [August 26: CTA Press Release]
  • Reduced CTA fares available for elementary, high school students [August 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA offers Chicago students reduced rate on school days [August 26: ABC Chicago]
  • Tours of Empty CTA Retail Spaces, Including 55-Square-Foot Spot, Announced [August 26: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Through Monday, riders can transfer the balance on their old CTA cards to Ventra [August 26: Red Eye]
  • Survey: Ventra ticket fee impacting social service agencies [August 26: Red Eye]
  • Oak Park crime briefs: Teens damage Ventra machine at Austin Blue Line [August 26: Forest Leaves]
  • On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall [August 25: Red Eye]
  • Blue Line trains temporarily stopped due to person on tracks in Loop [August 25: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • 'Rigorous' meetings for CTA pension officials -- in Hawaii, Vegas [August 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line Closure Sends Flood of Travelers into Wicker Park Hub [August 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent [August 23: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Announces Blue Line Closures In Logan Square, Wicker Park [August 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Weekend construction to affect Blue, Green lines [August 22: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • CTA: Delays reported on Green Line after worker was injured [August 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Free Rides for Students on the First Day of School [August 22: CTA Press Release]
  • Problem Solver: Ex-con feels job squeeze at CTA [August 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Heavy rains cause major CTA, Pace, expressway delays [August 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Part of Kennedy closed, Pace delayed after overnight rainfall [August 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Heavy Rain Shuts Parts Of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Blue Line [August 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Interstate, CTA Delays Easing After Flooding Problems [August 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Flooding across Chicago area causing delays on roads, public transit [August 22: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Reminds Blue and Green Line Customers that Weekend Construction Work Will Affect Service [August 21: CTA Press Release]
  • Survey: CTA Leaves Low-Income Chicagoans Behind With Ventra [August 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Tax revenue surge fuels increase in transit agency budgets [August 20: Politics Early & Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Man electrocuted near Rosemont Blue Line CTA station ID'd [August 20: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Still Seeking Retailers For North Side Stations, Granville Spot Snagged [August 19: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man found dead on CTA tracks was electrocuted [August 18: Daily Herald]
  • Blue Line service restored after death investigation [August 17: ABC 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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