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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: April 9, 2020

"L" News Headlines

  • Key Democrats pledge support for more federal aid for transit [August 5: Washington Post]
  • Southbound Service For Edgewater CTA Red Line Stations Suspended Through Mid-August [August 4: Edgeville Buzz]
  • Phones Stolen During Armed Robbery And CTA Theft: Oak Park Police [August 4: Oak Park-River Forest Patch]
  • Divvy Rider Hit By CTA Train Near Ravenswood [August 4: CBS Chicago]
  • Southbound Red Line trains to bypass Edgewater stations through mid-August [August 3: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA makes COVID-19 related changes to overnight Blue Line train services from O'Hare airport [August 1: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago won't rebound if people remain afraid to take mass transit [July 31: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Chicago airports restrict access to people with tickets and those helping them, workers [July 31: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago airports restrict terminal access to ticketed passengers, employees [July 31: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago airports' terminal access now limited to ticketed travelers, employees amid coronavirus pandemic [July 31: ABC Chicago]
  • O'Hare, Midway limiting access to people with tickets, employees starting tonight [July 31: Daily Herald]
  • Only Ticketed Passengers, Those Assisting Them, And Staff Will Be Allowed In O'Hare And Midway Airports Starting Friday [July 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Small Business Program helps contractors involved in CTA Project [July 29: Weekly Citizen]
  • CPS parents question safety of students taking CTA if schools reopen this fall [July 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Metro, other transit providers plead for funding in second federal coronavirus package [July 28: Washington Post]
  • CTA Giving Away Thousands Of Free Ventra Cards In Auburn Gresham [July 28: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA to giveaway 5,000 free Ventra cards at community pop-up event [July 28: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA to Distribute 5,000 Free Ventra Cards from Its Popular Community Connection Bus [July 27: CTA press release]
  • Man hit and killed by Red Line train in Englewood [July 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • Person fatally struck by CTA Red Line train in Englewood [July 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Altering Bus, Train Routes Amid Protests in Chicago [July 25: NBC 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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