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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

What's New

Latest Update: April 7, 2024

  • Belmont Blue Line station profile updated and expanded, with more detail and information about the station's history and development, about the proposed renovation/accessibility design, and recent funding information for renovation as part of the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP), plus 24 new photos.

"L" News Headlines

  • Chicago police seek man wanted for damaging property at CTA Red Line Grand stop [April 17: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA's New 'Dynamic' Schedule Adds Little Train Service To Struggling System [April 15: Block Club Chicago]
  • Fight on CTA Red Line train in Chicago caught on video [April 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Illinois bill would require transit agencies to report on NTSB recommendations, responses [April 14: Trains]
  • Illinois Senate OK's legislation over CTA Yellow Line crash [April 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • After Yellow Line crash, Illinois Senate clears bill requiring transit agencies to make safety recommendations public [April 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago Police seek to identify suspect in subway robbery [April 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago police seek suspect in CTA Green Line robbery [April 13: Fox Chicago]
  • Man, 24, wounded in shooting overnight at CTA Red Line station [April 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man shot, wounded at CTA Red Line stop in Roseland [April 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man shot during argument at Chicago train station [April 11: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 shot at CTA Red Line 95th Street station, CPD says [April 11: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA's Second Chance Program Celebrates Program Hall of Famers [April 10: CTA press release]
  • CTA Says Red Line Extension a 'Top Priority' for Biden Administration, on Track to Begin Construction Next Year [April 10: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA Unveils Public Artwork Designs for New Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr Red Line Stations as Part of Historic Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project [April 8: CTA press release]
  • Art at CTA Red Line stations in Edgewater, Uptown unveiled as part of reconstruction [April 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Art at CTA Red Line stations unveiled as part of reconstruction [April 8: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA said more train service would be coming. Most riders will have to wait longer for that to happen. [April 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA announces more rail services, operators throughout spring, summer [April 7: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Announces New, Dynamic Rail Service Schedules to Start Spring '24 [April 5: CTA press release]
  • CTA adding more L service throughout spring, summer [April 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman wanted for damaging Chicago Red Line train with frying pan, police say [April 5: CBS 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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