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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: July 4, 2022

"L" News Headlines

  • Man stabbed during argument with woman on CTA Kedzie-Homan Blue Line station [October 6: CBS Chicago]
  • Blue Line stabbing: Man stabbed on CTA platform in Homan Square, Chicago police say [October 6: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Blotter: Woman pepper sprays train passenger [October 5: Wednesday Journal]
  • Pace CTA Regional Connect pass streamlines local public transit [October 4: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Forest Park mayor wants money from county, state leaders for emergencies from CTA Blue Line stop [October 4: CBS Chicago]
  • Forest Park pleads for more help as overdoses on CTA trains continue to rise [October 4: ABC Chicago]
  • Leaders in Forest Park call for more safety on the CTA [October 4: Fox Chicago]
  • Teen charged with robbing CTA rider on Red Line platform [October 4: Fox Chicago]
  • The CTA is on a campaign to win back riders. Who's listening? [October 4: WBEZ Chicago]
  • CTA celebrates 75 years of service with a day of nostalgia [October 3: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CTA's Carter selected as APTA chair [October 3: Progressive Railroading]
  • CTA along with city leaders celebrate 75 years of service Saturday [October 1: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA celebrates 75 years with free vintage bus, train rides through Loop [October 1: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago-Area Transit Systems Reach Pre-Pandemic Milestone With Combined 1 Million Weekday Riders [September 30: NBC Chicago]
  • Judge denies bond for suspect charged in Red Line bottle attack, orders him to stay off CTA [September 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Man charged in in wine bottle attack, robbery on CTA Red Line train due in bond court [September 30: ABC Chicago]
  • No bail for Chicago man accused of brutal CTA Red Line attack [September 30: Fox Chicago]
  • Chicago police arrest suspect in connection with brutal CTA Red Line attack [September 29: CBS Chicago]
  • Man charged in in wine bottle attack, robbery on CTA Red Line train, CPD announce [September 29: NBC Chicago]
  • Several CTA train lines experiencing delays after fire department activity near Adams-Wabash station [September 29: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA marks 75th anniversary [September 29: Mass Transit]
  • Happy 75th CTA! [September 28: CTA press release]
  • Chicago area transit systems reach pre-pandemic milestone with combined 1 million weekday riders [September 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New security camera monitors installed in customer service booths at all CTA rail stations [September 28: Mass Transit]
  • Mayoral hopeful Kam Buckner releases transportation plan [September 28: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Attackers Hit Older Asian Man With Bottle, Robbed Him On Red Line: 'Absolutely Horrific' [September 28: Block Club Chicago]
  • Another win for embattled CTA prez: Installation of new security monitors in stations is complete [September 27: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Incident at Howard 'L' station causes delays on multiple lines [September 27: Evanston Roundtable]
  • Increasing CTA Ridership Continues to Break Pandemic Records [September 26: CTA press release]
  • Some good news about CTA for a change: Ridership has reached a new pandemic-era record [September 26: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CTA ridership continues to climb as more customers are returning to school or the office [September 26: CBS Chicago]
  • New Security Camera Monitors Installed in Customer Service Booths at all CTA Rail Stations [September 26: CTA press release]
  • Video shows CTA robbery suspects hit man with bottle on Red Line train near 95th St. Station [September 26: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago alderman urges CTA to reinstate transit police after crime spike on trains, buses [September 26: Fox 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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