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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 Unveils Renderings for Rehabilitation of the Western Brown Line Station [May 23: CTA press release]
  • CTA releases rendering of reimagined Western Brown Line [May 23: WGN Chicago]
  • CTA unveils ideas for open space under revamped L tracks in Edgewater, Uptown [May 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Pitches Plazas, Dog Parks, Walking Paths Under Rebuilt Far North Side Red Line Tracks [May 23: Block Club Chicago]
  • Chicago City Council votes on future of ShotSpotter, delays decision on CTA president [May 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago Is Tired of Waiting for Trains, and Thinks It Knows Who's to Blame [May 22: New York Times]
  • Resolution calling for Carter's ouster from CTA gets sidetracked [May 22: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Majority of Chicago City Council now calls for ouster of CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. [May 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Resolution Calling For CTA President's Firing, Resignation Stalls Despite Support From Majority Of Council [May 22: Block Club Chicago]
  • While the resolution to ditch Dorval got banished to the Rules committee, Ald. Vasquez thinks he can rescue it [May 22: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CTA passenger shot on Red Line train during fight at 47th Street [May 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man shot on train near 47th Street CTA Red Line station [May 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Man shot on CTA Red Line train near 47th Street station: Chicago police [May 22: ABC Chicago]
  • 15-year-old girl charged with attacking, robbing riders on CTA Red Line train [May 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Commission rejects CTA's proposed billboard [May 21: Forest Park Review]
  • Black aldermen not supporting resolution to oust CTA president Dorval Carter [May 20: Chicago Crusader]
  • 4 teens charged with robbing 15-year-old on CTA platform on Chicago's South Side [May 19: CBS Chicago]
  • 4 teens arrested 30 minutes after robbing CTA passenger on Far South Side: police [May 19: Fox Chicago]
  • Week in Review: Brandon Johnson's First Year; Embattled CTA Chief Facing Calls to Quit [May 17: WTTW Chicago]
  • Group of suspects sought in CTA Red Line robbery at Roosevelt stop [May 17: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA Ridership Continues to Climb as Temperatures Rise [May 16: CTA press release]
  • CTA touts record ridership since pandemic as boss feels the heat [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Northbound Red Line trains are running again after person falls on tracks [May 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Person hit, critically injured by CTA Red Line train; Howard-bound service rerouted [May 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Person on CTA Red Line tracks near Clark and Division halts northbound trains through the Loop [May 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Six months after Yellow Line crash injured more than a dozen, investigation continues: 'This never should have happened' [May 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Silver lining playbook: Could a new transit gig be a graceful way out for apparently doomed CTA chief Dorval Carter Jr.? [May 15: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Fare question: Why has Mayor Brandon Johnson resisted demands to fire CTA President Dorval Carter Jr.? [May 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Aldermen frustrated with performance, leadership call for CTA president Dorval Carter to resign [May 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor Brandon Johnson Rode The Trains While Campaigning. But Can He Fix The CTA? [May 14: Block Club Chicago]
  • CTA riders, victims recall robberies, attacks: 'I'm very paranoid' [May 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Search on for assailant who attacked man on CTA train on Chicago's Near West Side [May 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Fire CTA President Dorval Carter, a new City Council resolution says [May 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Get the L out? Pressure mounts for CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. to quit or be fired: 'It's time for a change' [May 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA chief's biggest City Council critics push ordinance calling on him to resign [May 13: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Boss Dorval Carter Should Resign Or Be Fired, Fed-Up Alderpeople Push In New Resolution [May 13: Block Club Chicago]
  • Alders push to oust CTA chief Carter [May 13: Axios Chicago]
  • 20 city council members call on Mayor Brandon Johnson to replace CTA President Dorval Carter [May 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago City Council members call for ouster of CTA President Dorval Carter [May 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman, 2 men charged with robbing, battering teenage boy on CTA platform on Chicago's West Side [May 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago police release photos of 6 female suspects in CTA Red Line robberies [May 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago Police seek to identify 6 girls suspected in CTA robberies [May 11: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago police searching for 6 female suspects wanted in robberies on CTA Red Line [May 11: ABC Chicago]
  • How has Chicago transit ridership recovered from the pandemic? [May 10: WBEZ Chicago]
  • How a CTA, Metra, Pace merger would work [May 10: Axios Chicago]
  • Teen faces aggravated criminal sexual assault charge after woman attacked on CTA Blue Line near Addison St. [May 10: Nadig Newspapers]

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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