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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: April 9, 2020

"L" News Headlines

  • Man killed by Red Line train after being pushed onto tracks at 87th; suspect in custody [May 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Pushed In Front Of Train Fatally Struck At 87th Street CTA Red Line Stop [May 29: CBS Chicago]
  • Man killed after being pushed in front of CTA Red Line train on South Side, Chicago police say [May 29: ABC Chicago]
  • As Chicago moves to next phase of reopening, CTA says it will watch crowds and make announcements to keep riders apart [May 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • Brave new world of commuting: Loudspeaker voices telling you to spread out, floor decals, cordoned-off seats [May 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Audit Finds CTA Red, Blue Line Trains Are Not Being Cleaned Properly [May 28: CBS Chicago]
  • Internal CTA report gives poor marks for train cleaning as city prepares to move to Phase 3 reopening [May 28: ABC Chicago]
  • Three teens charged in Red Line robbery on South Side [May 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 5 in custody after 2 men, 62 and 72, robbed on Red Line [May 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA grapples with fallout from COVID-19 [May 27: Daily Northwestern]
  • How COVID will change your CTA ride [May 27: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Transit faces uncertain future [May 27: Evanston Now]
  • Woman spits at CTA employee, cited for battery [May 26: Forest Park Review]
  • Your New Blue Signal Upgrade Project Work to Require Overnight Lane Restrictions on Kennedy Expressway Near O'Hare [May 22: CTA press release]
  • CTA Red Line service resumes after possible human remains found on tracks at Jarvis [May 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 6th CTA employee dies of COVID-19 [May 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago transportation advocates seek equitable route forward for public transit [May 21: Energy News Network]
  • Man stabbed in fight on Red Line platform in Uptown; person in custody [May 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Coronavirus Chicago: Bus driver becomes 5th CTA employee to die from COVID-19 [May 20: ABC Chicago]
  • 5th CTA worker dies of COVID-19 [May 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Reports 5th Coronavirus-Related Fatality [May 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Don't expect public transit to bounce back to 'normal' when COVID-19 retreats [May 18: Daily Herald]
  • Day of rain leaves Chicago River surging, roads flooding [May 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red, Purple, Yellow Lines resume service after derailment near Howard [May 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Yellow Line Stopped Due to Derailment [May 17: NBC Chicago]
  • Service resumes on Red, Purple, Yellow CTA lines after major delays due to derailment near Howard [May 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line running after suspension between Garfield and 95th Street [May 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago Transit Board amends fund to aid CTA families affected by virus [May 15: Progressive Railroading]
  • Chicago-area transit may look different this summer, with social distancing and the end of rush hour [May 14: 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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