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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: November 15, 2021

"L" News Headlines

  • 4 stabbed in 2 attacks hours apart at CTA stations in Loop [January 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Searching For 2 Men In Stabbings On Jackson CTA Platform [January 14: CBS Chicago]
  • 4 injured in separate stabbings on Loop CTA platforms [January 14: ABC Chicago]
  • Laquan McDonald case: Chicago activists call for CTA shutdown if Jason Van Dyke is not federally charged [January 5: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA Red, Purple, Yellow Line Trains Running With Delays After Unauthorized Person On Tracks [January 1: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA And Metra Offering Free Rides Through New Year's Day [December 31: CBS Chicago]
  • Waving at Santa from a rat-infested train tunnel [December 30: Chicago Reader]
  • Start the New Year Off Right by Taking Advantage of CTA's Affordable Service [December 30: CTA press release]
  • CTA, Pace and Metra to Offer Free Rides on New Year's Eve [December 29: NBC Chicago]
  • How COVID-19 Has Impacted CTA Ridership [December 29: WTTW Chicago]
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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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