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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: November 15, 2022

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA, Metra Holiday Trains and Buses Are Officially Running. Here's When and Where to Catch Your Ride [November 26: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train, Bus Now Running in Chicago. Here's the 2022 Schedule [November 25: NBC Chicago]
  • Decades after Racine Green Line station closed, Englewood activists renew push to reopen it [November 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man pulls knife on passenger at CTA Blue Line station on Northwest Side: police [November 24: Fox Chicago]
  • Opinion: The Red Line extension costs too much and does too little [November 23: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA, Chicago Department of Aviation Partner on Enhanced Signage at O'Hare [November 22: CTA presss release]
  • Signs, signs, everywhere a sign: Check out the new O'Hare 'L' station wayfinding signage [November 22: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CPD Officer Acquitted in Shooting That Wounded Unarmed Man in CTA Red Line Station [November 22: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train Returns Friday [November 20: Chicago Patch]
  • CTA holiday train, bus to return after Thanksgiving for 31st annual festive rides [November 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA's Holiday Train and Bus Is Back For The Season. Here's When and Where to Catch Ride [November 19: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Providing Incentives for Bus and Rail Workers [November 18: CTA presss release]
  • CTA offering new incentives to help hire, retain employees [November 18: WGN Chicago]
  • CTA Will Give New Hires $1,000 Signing Bonus In Hopes Of Filling 'Severe Workforce Shortage' [November 18: Block Club Chicago]
  • Gravy train? CTA offers new financial incentives for workers to help address staffing woes [November 18: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! All Aboard the 2022 Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Holiday Bus [November 18: CTA presss release]
  • CTA announces holiday train and bus schedules [November 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA's 2022 Holiday Train, Bus Are Coming to a Neighborhood Near You. Here's When and Where to Find Them [November 18: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Holiday Train makes jubilant return next week [November 18: Fox Chicago]
  • How does police deployment on CTA compare with other cities? The answer might surprise you [November 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Nope, our theory Lightfoot was blocking Carter from meeting with alders wasn't "ridiculous" [November 17: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Lightfoot Backs Proposal To Use Downtown TIF Dollars To Bankroll Long-Awaited Red Line Extension [November 17: Block Club Chicago]
  • CTA's 2023 budget focuses on modernising bus and rail services [November 17: Intelligent Transport]
  • CTA Security Guards Are Throwing Out Homeless People's Belongings At Jefferson Park Station, Neighbors Say [November 17: Block Club Chicago]
  • Lightfoot reveals plan to help fund $3.6 billion Red Line extension [November 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Lightfoot launches lobbying campaign to win City Council approval for Red Line South TIF [November 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Lightfoot, CTA Officials Unveil New Funding Plans for $3.6-Billion Red Line Extension [November 16: NBC Chicago]
  • Lightfoot Pushes City Council to Use Downtown Property Taxes to Fund Far South Side Red Line Extension [November 16: WTTW Chicago]
  • Lightfoot Agrees to Allow Heads of Chicago Public Schools, CTA to Testify at City Council Meetings [November 16: WTTW Chicago]
  • Police to increase presence on CTA during busy holiday shopping season [November 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2023 CTA budget approved with no fare hikes, partnership with city on homeless outreach [November 16: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Chicago Transit Authority's 2023 Budget Holds the Line on Fares, Maintains Bus and Rail Service [November 15: CTA presss release]
  • CTA Partners with City Agency to Serve Unsheltered Riders and Those with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Challenges [November 15: CTA presss release]
  • CTA Board OKs Budget With No Fare Hikes, But Fiscal Challenges Loom [November 15: WTTW Chicago]
  • Chicago police to increase presence on CTA during holiday shopping season [November 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Police, CTA Officials Offer Riders Safety Tips Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season [November 15: WTTW Chicago]
  • Chicago police, CTA discuss safety during holidays [November 15: WGN Chicago]
  • Retired CTA supervisor Kevin Majors has some advice for current leadership [November 15: Streetsblog Chicago]

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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