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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 resumes normal service after pole falls on Loyola stop [October 19: Fox Chicago]
  • Buses, Trains Shouldn't Be Shut Down If There Are Election Protests, Transit Advocates Say [October 19: Block Club Chicago]
  • Shuttle buses to replace rail service as CTA makes improvements to the Brown Line [October 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Riders Haven't Abandoned Transit During COVID -- They're Taking Fewer Trips: Report [October 15: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Food Co-op Can Open In Uptown's Historic Gerber Building, Study Says -- But It Needs Design Tweaks, Funding [October 15: Block Club Chicago]
  • Transportation Advocates Seek Guarantee Transit Won't Shut Down In Event of Post-Election Unrest [October 14: WTTW Chicago]
  • Rosemont Blotter: Train Rider Allegedly Waved Knife At Others [October 14: Journals & Topics]
  • CTA Rolls Out Program To Help North Side Businesses Survive Massive Red Line Construction Project [October 14: Block Club Chicago]
  • COPA concludes investigation into police shooting at Grand Red Line station [October 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Civilian Office Of Police Accountability Wraps Up Investigate CPD Shooting Of Ariel Roman At Red Line Station [October 13: CBS Chicago]
  • COPA finishes investigation into police shooting of unarmed man at CTA Grand Red Line station [October 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Man Dies After Falling Onto CTA Tracks In Edgewater [October 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Man dies after falling onto third rail at Granville Red Line station: police [October 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police seek suspect for spitting on Blue Line passengers in Irving Park [October 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • How Has The Pandemic Affected Violent Crime On The CTA? It's Hard To Say For Sure [October 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Fiery Dan Ryan crash leaves 1 hurt; Red Line service affected [October 10: ABC Chicago]
  • 62-Year-Old Man Falls Onto CTA Tracks After Being Stabbed In The Head At Cicero Blue Line Stop [October 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Man stabbed during fight at Cicero Blue Line station [October 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Fiery Dan Ryan crash leaves 1 hurt; Red Line service affected [October 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago Transit Authority begins testing new CRRC cars [October 9: Trains Magazine]
  • CTA 7000 Series Tests Under Way [October 9: Railway Age]
  • Woman hit, critically hurt by Red Line train at Roosevelt [October 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man wanted for beating, robbing man at Loop Blue Line station: police [October 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Aldermen Delay $9.1M in Planned CTA Upgrades Amid Questions About Diversity Goals [October 6: WTTW Chicago]
  • Man faces charges in CTA Red Line shooting on South Side, police say [October 5: Chicago Tribune]
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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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