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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: October 16, 2020

"L" News Headlines

  • Red Line service resumes in downtown subway after being rerouted for person on tracks [January 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Robberies reported near Englewood CTA platforms [January 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Rosemont Blotter: Battery Charges [January 20: Journal & Topics]
  • Should the CTA adopt women-only transit? Interviews with Chicago women suggest yes [January 15: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CTA advances RPM Phase One construction [January 12: Progressive Railroading]
  • CTA Bypass, Coming Soon, A Major Milestone for Red-Purple Line Overhaul [January 11: WTTW Chicago]
  • Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Bypass Bridge Construction to Require Red Line Service Disruption Between Addison and Belmont Weekends of Jan. 8-11 and Jan. 15-18 [January 8: CTA press release]
  • How things will work while Red Line is shut down for flyover work the next 2 weekends [January 8: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Shuttle buses to replace Red Line trains between Belmont, Addison for next two weekends [January 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Plan Accordingly: Red Line Trains Between Belmont and Addison Will Be Replaced By Shuttle Buses This Weekend [January 6: Block Club Chicago]
  • CTA's Red Line Extension Advances with Federal Approval [January 6: Connect Chicago]
  • Red Line trains resume stopping at 63rd Street after dead person found on train [January 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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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