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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

  • Chicago man charged with robbery on River North CTA platform [January 28: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago man charged with robbing victim on CTA platform in River North [January 28: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA investigating Red Line derailment at Howard station [January 27: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA lines back after power loss and evacuation on Yellow Line -- cause unknown [January 27: Evanston RoundTable]
  • Mayoral hopefuls weigh in on how to save the CTA, a key campaign issue [January 26: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Lincoln Park Aldermanic Hopefuls Pledge More Neighbor Involvement, Better Public Transit If Elected [January 26: Block Club Chicago]
  • Derailment, power outage leave passengers stuck on Red Line train in Rogers Park [January 26: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line trains standing at Howard after empty train derails [January 26: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA has no fare hikes in approved $1.8 billion 2023 budget [January 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • At Jefferson Park Transit Center, CTA Security Teams Give Unhoused Chicagoans The Boot [January 24: Block Club Chicago]
  • Avondale's Belmont Blue Line Station To Get Elevator, Other 'Long Overdue' Accessibility Upgrades [January 23: Block Club Chicago]
  • Police seeking to identify suspect in Loop CTA Blue Line assault [January 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Green Line shooting: Man shoots would-be robber on CTA train, Chicago police say [January 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Man charged with trying to rob concealed carry holder on Chicago CTA train; CCL holder shot him [January 21: Fox Chicago]
  • Man shoots, wounds suspected robber in shootout on Green Line train near Cicero station [January 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Victim Shoots Suspect During Attempted Robbery on CTA Train, Chicago Police Say [January 20: NBC Chicago]
  • Concealed carry holder shoots man trying to rob him on Chicago CTA train [January 20: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA's percent of fulfilled runs got even worse last month. What should be done? [January 20: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Chicago police release photos of suspects in River North robbery on CTA Red Line platform [January 20: ABC Chicago]
  • 3 suspects wanted for robbery near CTA Red Line in River North [January 19: Fox Chicago]
  • Man attacked, robbed while waiting on CTA platform in Norwood Park [January 19: CBS Chicago]
  • Smoking, dirty trains, delays: Here's how CTA answered riders' most-pressing questions [January 17: WBEZ Chicago]
  • Everybody's late and everything smells like weed: What nearly 2,000 CTA riders told us [January 17: WBEZ 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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