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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: March 3, 2021

"L" News Headlines

  • Attempted Robbery Ends With Bullet Shattering CTA Blue Line Window In Garfield Park [June 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Gun goes off during Blue Line attempted robbery near Pulaski, Chicago police say [June 23: ABC Chicago]
  • SOM reveals plan to add curving glass canopy to Chicago metro station [June 22: Dezeen]
  • Photos Documenting History of Logan Square Featured at Blue Line Station [June 19: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA Brown Line Service To Shut Down From Sedgwick To Loop From 5 a.m. To 5 p.m. Sunday [June 19: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA names Barclay chairman [June 18: Progressive Railroading]
  • CTA Yellow Line Service Suspended By Trees On Tracks After Storm [June 18: Skokie Patch]
  • How to rebuild neighborhoods? Start with equitable transit. [June 18: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • COVID-19 vaccines to be offered at several CTA 'L' stations on Mondays and Fridays [June 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Stops Will Soon Be Vaccination Stations Throughout The City [June 17: CBS Chicago]
  • COVID Vaccines Come to "L" Stops Across Chicago, City Says [June 17: NBC Chicago]
  • COVID vaccine Chicago: Shots now offered at some CTA train stations [June 17: ABC Chicago]
  • COVID Vaccinations Available Outside Some 'L' Stations Mondays, Fridays [June 17: Block Club Chicago]
  • Brown Line Trains Running With Delays After Suspension Due To Problem With Train At Paulina Stop [June 16: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Board Approves Lester Barclay as Chairman [June 16: CTA press release]
  • CTA Extends Amazon Lockers Pilot Program at Select Rail Stations [June 16: CTA press release]
  • SOM unveils a reimagined State/Lake "L" station in downtown Chicago [June 16: The Architect's Newspaper]
  • Group beats, robs 16-year-old girl at Red Line station on Near North Side [June 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 16-year-old New Trier student dies in CTA accident [June 15: The Daily Northwestern]
  • CTA hopes to win back Chicago riders after pandemic slump [June 12: Associated Press]
  • Welcome Back! CTA Transit Ambassadors to Greet Returning Riders [June 11: CTA press release]
  • CTA ends capacity limits on trains, buses as Chicago reopens [June 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • As City Fully Reopens, CTA Has Been Busy Getting Ready For Riders To Come Back; 'It's Important To Put Our Best Foot Forward' [June 11: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Welcomes Back Riders at Full Capacity as Chicago Moves to Phase 5 [June 11: NBC Chicago]
  • US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg invited to tour Chicagoland [June 11: Suburban Chicagoland]
  • SOM and transystems bring new vitality to one of chicago's oldest train stations [June 11: Design Boom]
  • Man Struck And Killed On CTA Blue Line Tracks; Service Suspended Between O'Hare And Jefferson Park [June 11: CBS Chicago]
  • New Trier High School student, out for walk during sleepover, dies after falling on third rail of CTA tracks in Evanston [June 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New Trier High School Student Dies After Falling on Third Rail of CTA tracks in Evanston [June 10: NBC Chicago]
  • New Trier High School student killed walking along CTA track after falling on 3rd rail [June 10: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA releases new Pride train design [June 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago Transit Authority releases new Pride train design [June 10: California News Times]
  • CTA unveils plans for new State and Lake rail station [June 10: Progressive Railroading]
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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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