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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: March 3, 2021

"L" News Headlines

  • Woman pistol-whipped on Blue Line train on NW Side; same suspect sought in another attack [August 4: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman Pistol-Whipped On CTA Blue Line Train In Bucktown; Man Fitting Same Description Suspected In Another CTA Attack [August 4: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA attack: Woman pistol-whipped on Blue Line train in Bucktown [August 4: ABC Chicago]
  • Time-Lapse Video: CTA Moves 1,000-Ton Historic Building 30 Feet [August 4: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA's Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Moves Historic Vautravers Building, Preserving the Lakeview East National Historic Landmark [August 2: CTA press release]
  • 127-Year-Old Lakeview East Building Relocated To Accommodate CTA Project [August 2: CBS Chicago]
  • Historic Lake View East Building Moving for CTA Modernization Project [August 2: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA moving historic Lakeview building for work on Red and Purple Modernization Project [August 2: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA stabbing epidemic highlights need for holistic violence prevention strategies [August 2: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Man stabbed on CTA Red Line platform on North Side [August 2: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 1 Person In Custody After Man Stabbed On CTA Red Line Platform At Belmont Avenue [August 2: CBS Chicago]
  • Mayor Lightfoot Defends COVID Safety Precautions For Lollapalooza, But Says Going Maskless On Public Transit Is Not Acceptable [August 1: CBS Chicago]
  • 'I didn't want to leave him.' A gunshot on the Green Line, a life lost and a plea that something be done about the 'insanity' [July 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago poised to win big in infrastructure deal [July 29: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Opens Office In Uptown To Answer Neighbors' Questions About Red Line Construction [July 29: Block Club Chicago]
  • CTA Named Top Large U.S. Transit Agency; President Carter Named Top Transit Executive [July 29: Lawndale News]
  • CTA worker sprayed woman with water accidentally, woman stabbed him in neck, Chicago police say [July 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA employee stabbed after accidentally spraying water on woman [July 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Worker Stabbed While Cleaning CTA Platform In The Loop [July 29: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA worker stabbed at Loop Red Line station after woman accidentally sprayed with water: CPD [July 29: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman Stabbed CTA Worker After He Sprayed Water On Her: Police [July 29: Chicago Patch]
  • CTA's Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Opens New Community Office [July 26: CTA press release]
  • Transit association says CTA was the agency that best coped with COVID-19 challenges [July 26: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Man struck by Pink Line train in Cicero [July 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Oak Park police: man punches, shatters window on CTA Green Line car [July 26: Oak Leaves]
  • RTA's new capital funding formula prioritizes existing assets, speed over innovation [July 23: Streetsblog 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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