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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

  • CTA Hits Average Weekday Ridership of 1 Million in May [June 12: CTA press release]
  • You can attend a rave on a CTA train this weekend [June 11: Block Club Chicago]
  • South Loop man charged in 3 CTA Green Line attacks [June 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 1 charged after group of teens rob man of gym shoes on CTA Blue Line train, Chicago police say [June 11: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA unveils renderings for rehab of Western Brown Line Station [June 10: Chicago Construction News]
  • Police seek CTA Blue Line armed robbery suspects [June 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 14-year-old girl charged in connection to 4 violent robberies on CTA property [June 8: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA's 43rd Green Line Station Offers Best Views of New Multimedia Storytelling Installation; Community Celebration Event Announced [June 6: CTA press release]
  • CTA plans rehabilitation of the Western Brown Line Station [June 6: Urbanize Chicago]
  • CTA Brown Line partially shut down after woman is hit, killed by train [June 5: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Brown, Purple lines halted in downtown Chicago after pedestrian hit by train [June 5: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Brown, Purple Line train service disrupted at Sedgwick due to person on tracks, authorities say [June 5: ABC Chicago]
  • Passenger steps off moving CTA Red Line train in Bronzeville [June 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Rider falls onto tracks, injuring legs after exiting moving Chicago South Side train [June 5: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line train service disrupted at 35th Street after passenger steps off moving train [June 5: ABC Chicago]
  • Girl, 14, and boy, 11, charged in pair of Chicago robberies on CTA Red Line [June 5: CBS Chicago]
  • Advance Construction Work to Begin on the Red Line Extension This Summer [June 4: CTA press release]
  • CTA plans this summer to begin initial work to extend Red Line on South Side [June 4: CBS Chicago]
  • Ride With Pride 2024! [June 3: CTA press release]
  • CTA's Pride Train returns to Red Line this month, agency announces [June 3: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA celebrates Pride Month with new Pride Train design [June 3: ABC Chicago]
  • Cleaning Crews to Turn Up the Heat for Summer 'Refresh & Renew' Work Across the Transit System [June 3: CTA press release]
  • Chicago man charged with attempted murder after stabbing on CTA Green Line [June 3: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA trains stop overnight after reports of fights at 63rd Street stop [June 3: 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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