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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 12, 2021

"L" News Headlines

  • Upcoming Planned Service and Boarding Changes for Brown and Purple Express Line Customers as CTA Works to Complete New Red-Purple Bypass [October 22: CTA press release]
  • Proposed 2022 CTA Budget Maintains Essential Transit Service, Continues Pass Discounts That Have Supported a Return to Transit [October 21: CTA press release]
  • CTA looks to cut pass prices after steep pandemic drop in riders [October 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA proposes reduced fares in 2022 budget to boost ridership [October 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA set to slash fares in bid to boost ridership [October 21: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • New CTA Budget Has Some Fare Reductions, Bus-Train Transfer Fees Nixed [October 21: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA pass discounts, no service cuts in 2022 budget proposal [October 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Riding the CTA will likely get cheaper in 2022 [October 21: Time Out Chicago]
  • CTA Announces Plan To Slash Prices Even As Ridership Remains Low [October 21: Chicago Patch]
  • City seeks to fire Chicago police sergeant accused of arresting CTA employee for refusing to drop a misconduct complaint [October 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police sergeant faces firing for allegedly detaining CTA employee who accused fellow cop of misconduct [October 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago awards grants to spur development near transit in disinvested neighborhoods [October 20: WBEZ Chicago]
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Around Belmont CTA Station [October 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Boy, 5, found wandering alone around Belmont CTA Station, Chicago police say [October 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Man Robbed at Gunpoint on CTA Red Line Train on the Near North Side [October 20: NBC Chicago]
  • Man robbed at gunpoint on CTA Red Line train on Near North Side, police say [October 20: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Orange, Green Line Service Partially Halted, Loop 'L' Trains Snagged After Man Jumps In Front Of Train At Roosevelt, Dies [October 19: CBS Chicago]
  • Red Line Trains Rerouted Due To Person On Tracks Having Mental Health Crisis [October 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Suspect in CTA Attack Arrested Again, 8 Days After He Was Released by Mistake [October 18: NBC Chicago]
  • California woman attacked on CTA platform, falls on tracks during marathon weekend [October 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Upcoming Planned Service Changes for Brown Line Customers Traveling This Weekend as CTA Works to Complete New Red-Purple Bypass [October 14: CTA press release]
  • Man charged with attacking woman on CTA train in Loop [October 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Daughter Says Marathon, City Officials Went 'Above and Beyond' After Mom Attacked at CTA Station [October 13: NBC Chicago]
  • Semi-truck stuck underneath Red Line 'L' at Sheridan station [October 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Bail denied for man accused of knocking woman, 66, on to Green Line tracks in unprovoked attack [October 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Gary Coleman Charged With Punching 66-Year-Old Woman On CTA Green Line [October 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago Man Charged With Punching Woman, 66, on CTA Green Line [October 10: NBC Chicago]
  • Woman, 66, pushed off Cermak Green Line platform; CPD investigating [October 10: ABC Chicago]
Chicago-L.org is not responsible for broken links, removed pages, or other sites' content

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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