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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: October 12, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Transit poll results show focus on CTA Purple Line, bus routes [October 22: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Bridge lift temporarily disrupts CTA service in Loop [October 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Report: Bluetooth Tracking Beacons Installed Near CTA Train Stations [October 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Police: Vandals Wore CTA Clothing, Had CTA Keys [October 22: NBC Chicago]
  • 2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police [October 21: Red Eye]
  • CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT [October 21: Red Eye]
  • Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver [October 20: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months [October 20: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 Months [October 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Damen Blue Line Station Closes for Renovations [October 20: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line Damen station closed until Dec. 22 [October 20: ABC Chicago]
  • As Damen Station Closes, Wicker Park Commuters Dash Off to New Routes [October 20: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Damen Blue Line station closes for more than two months [October 20: Fox Chicago]
  • Blue Line Damen station closing for renovation [October 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Man accused of rubbing up against CTA passengers allegedly told police he has "problems" [October 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Woman On CTA Train [October 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Who Sexually Abused Woman On CTA Train Caught By Police [October 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Victim of Red Line Sex Abuse Tried to Stop Second Attack: Prosecutors [October 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Reminder: Temporary Closure of Blue Line Damen Station Early Monday Morning [October 17: CTA Press Release]
  • Madigan son-in-law leaving RTA post [October 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • New app gives CTA riders 50 percent rebate [October 17: The Chicago Maroon]
  • Man, 47, charged with groping in Lincoln Park [October 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged with sexual abuse of 64-year-old woman on CTA train [October 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Proposals to fix Forest Park branch of CTA Blue Line [October 16: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations [October 16: Red Eye]
  • Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority Begin Search for Manufacturer to Build New, Modern Rail Cars and Create New Jobs [October 16: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA seeks more bids for new rail cars [October 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Mayor Emanuel, Senator Durbin and CTA Welcome Customers To Newly Revitalized California Station [October 16: City of Chicago Press Release]
  • CTA California Blue Line stop opens to fanfare [October 16: Red Eye]
  • CTA Blue Line renovations station by station [October 16: Red Eye]
  • CTA Blue Line station at California reopens Thursday [October 16: ABC Chicago]
  • California Blue Line Station Reopens [October 16: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Prosecutors: DNA links man to CTA train sex abuse in 2012 [October 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Felon who allegedly exposed himself to female CTA passengers held on $400,000 bail [October 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Oak Lawn Man Charged With Sexual Abuse on CTA Trains [October 16: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA, Metra and Pace Announce Mobile Ventra App [October 15: CTA Press Release]
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace [October 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares [October 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Ventra app coming to commuters next year [October 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes? [October 15: Red Eye]
  • New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart Phone [October 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Officials Unveil Plans for Ventra App [October 15: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA, Pace, Metra take step towards Ventra universal fare app [October 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Transit app to debut in February for Metra, CTA and Pace riders [October 15: Daily Herald]
  • Ventra mobile app announced for 2015 [October 15: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Company suing CTA, Cubic Corporation over Ventra technology [October 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • California Blue Line station to reopen Thursday [October 15: Red Eye]
  • CTA Ordinance to Require Contractors to Pay Minimum Wage of $13 [October 15: CTA Press Release]
  • New RTA chief seeks cooperation, more funding [October 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • RTA picks suburban planner as new chief [October 15: Daily Herald]
  • Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA [October 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA working on anti-harassment campaign [October 15: ABC Chicago]
  • 'Courage Campaign' aims to discourage sexual harassment [October 15: Fox Chicago]
  • Courage Campaign Aims to Fight Sexual Harassment on the CTA [October 15: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Oak Lawn man charged with sexual abuse of several women on CTA trains [October 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA sex assault suspect arrested, charged [October 15: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Yellow Line service resumes after suspension [October 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA: Complaints up about rude operators [October 14: Red Eye]
  • Chicago's Millennials Don't Like To Drive, Want More Public Transit: Report [October 14: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch [October 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare? [October 13: Red Eye]
  • Blue Line's California station to reopen Thursday [October 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Damen Blue Line Station to Close Temporarily on October 20 for Major Renovations as Part of Your New Blue Project [October 13: CTA Press Release]
  • Damen Blue Line stop to close for renovations [October 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Damen Blue Line Station to Close Through December [October 13: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Person taken to hospital after falling onto Green Line tracks [October 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man who fired shots at L train has mental illness, family says [October 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Museum Campus Transit Plan Ideas Include Street Car System, Ticket Kiosks [October 13: 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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