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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: September 29, 2014

  • Garfield Green Line station profile updated with new info and 44 new photos.
  • 10 new 5000-series photos added, with 8 photos added to Gallery 10 and 2 photos added to new Gallery 11.
  • 9 new 2200-series photos added, with 1 photo added to Gallery 15 and 8 photos added to new Gallery 16.
  • 2600-series Gallery 20 updated with 1 new photo.
  • 61st Yard profile updated with new info, 15 new photos, and 6 new track maps.
  • Howard Yard profile updated with track maps from 1913, 1967 and 1973.
  • Updated the AFC Farecard Gallery, including better scans of some cards and adding some previously missing cards like the original 7-day and Reduced 30-day passes, and original ADA Paratransit Certified Monthly Pass.

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA Blue Line trains delayed due to construction debris [September 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Debris on tracks causes significant Blue Line delays on Near West Side [September 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line Trains Delayed By Debris On Tracks [September 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Behind the cost of pricey CTA station projects [September 29: Red Eye]
  • City Seeks Construction Contract Bids on Three Major Loop Transit Infrastructure Projects [September 29: CTA Press Release]
  • Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward [September 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift [September 29: Columbia Chronicle]
  • CTA do's and don'ts: Etiquette when riding the 'L' [September 29: The DePaulia]
  • Got an Idea for the Damen 'L' Stop? Artist in Charge Is All Ears Wednesday [September 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA to Host Community Meeting Seeking Public Input on the Your New Blue Damen Station Art Project [September 26: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA to hold meeting about Damen stop artwork [September 26: Red Eye]
  • Green Line Service between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Temporarily Suspended Saturday Morning [September 25: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year [September 25: Red Eye]
  • Police warn of robberies at Sox Red Line stop [September 24: Red Eye]
  • Robberies Reported Near 35th Street Red Line Station [September 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Commuters targeted in Red Line platform robberies [September 24: ABC Chicago]
  • 2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops [September 24: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line Station Overhaul Won't Help Wicker Park Wheelchair Users [September 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Book-share program comes to the CTA [September 23: Red Eye]
  • CTA Red Line briefly delayed after unfounded bomb threat [September 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • No bomb found after threat at Roosevelt Red Line station [September 23: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Photos Show Progress at CTA California Station Ahead of Opening Next Month [September 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on New 95th Street Bus, Red Line Terminal [September 22: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA breaks ground on 95th Street station [September 22: Red Eye]
  • CTA Breaks Ground On New 95th Street Red Line, Bus Terminal [September 22: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Breaks Ground on New 95th Street Red Line Terminal [September 22: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA begins $240M rehab on 95th Street / Dan Ryan station [September 22: ABC Chicago]
  • New 95th Street CTA Station Will Be Safer, Modern and Efficient: Officials [September 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Rush demands jobs, contracts on CTA's 95th Street station project [September 22: Politics Early and Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Does it seem like your bus is always late? CTA has the data [September 22: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Transit survey targets Northwestern students, staff [September 22: The Daily Northwestern]
  • CTA sees drop in trespassers on tracks [September 19: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks [September 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CCS International, Inc. awarded CTA North Red and Purple Line Modernization [September 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • How the Wilson Red Line Rehab Will Impact You [September 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Wilson Station Makeover Could Unleash Influx of Rats into Uptown [September 18: NBC Chicago]
  • Rats Expected to Come Out When Uptown Buildings Come Down [September 17: DNAinfo 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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