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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

What's New

Latest Update: April 24, 2022

  • Garfield (South Side elevated) station profile updated with new info and 21 new photos added.

"L" News Headlines

  • Night Ministry seeks to help homeless on CTA Blue Line [May 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • CPD investigating Harrison Red Line robbery in South Loop [May 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Here's the CTA's explanation for the infuriating "ghost" bus and train problem [May 26: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Chicago on a budget: L trains, market meals and ticket deals [May 26: Lonely Planet]
  • Shooting at busy 95th St. bus terminal could have resulted in 'horrific massacre,' judge says at teen's bond hearing after 1 hit [May 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Felon with 'extensive criminal history' charged with brutal stabbing on Blue Line [May 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Charged in 'Brutal' Stabbing on CTA Blue Line Train That Left 1 Dead [May 26: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA stabbing arrest: Man charged in deadly Blue Line attack [May 26: Fox Chicago]
  • Harold Washington College Evacuated Wednesday Due To Gas Leak, With Some 'L' Trains Temporarily Stopped [May 25: Block Club Chicago]
  • Gas Leak in The Loop Sparks Fire Department Activity, CTA Delays [May 25: NBC Chicago]
  • As CTA, Police Work to Combat Violence, Families Share Horrific Stories of Violent Attacks [May 25: NBC Chicago]
  • Police Release Images of Suspect in Fatal Blue Line Stabbing on Near West Side [May 25: NBC Chicago]
  • Woman shot near CTA Red Line stop in Princeton Park [May 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman shot, wounded near 95th Street Red Line terminal [May 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman shot near CTA Red Line stop on Chicago's South Side [May 24: Fox Chicago]
  • Contract sheds light about what one company's unarmed security cards are tasked with doing to keep CTA safe [May 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Mayor Lightfoot looking to make nearly $50M in CTA upgrades [May 24: WBBM Newsradio 780AM]
  • Man fatally stabbed on CTA Blue Line near the South Loop identified [May 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man stabbed to death on Blue Line train on Near West Side [May 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police searching for killer after man stabbed to death on CTA Blue Line train [May 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Fatally Stabbed on CTA Blue Line as Chicago Police Cancel Days Off Leading up to Memorial Day [May 24: NBC Chicago]
  • Man dies after downtown CTA Blue Line stabbing between Clinton, LaSalle stops: Chicago police [May 24: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago police release photos of suspect in fatal stabbing on CTA train [May 24: Fox Chicago]
  • Some city transportation authorities have safety apps to report issues and dangers; why not the CTA? [May 23: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 suspect in custody, another remains loose after robbery on CTA Red Line train [May 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspect Critically Hurt on CTA Red Line Train [May 22: NBC Chicago]
  • Man robbed at gunpoint on CTA Red Line train; suspect critically hurt during struggle, police say [May 22: ABC Chicago]
  • Suspect critically injured while trying to rob man on CTA Red Line train [May 22: Fox Chicago]
  • Bernardo Gomez, killed in attack at West Side CTA station, had plans of becoming a police officer [May 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 14-year-old boy charged with murder after assaulting man at Cicero Station [May 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 14-year-old kicked man in head at CTA station, causing his death: police [May 20: Fox Chicago]
  • Police search for 3 suspects in CTA Brown Line robbery in the Loop [May 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago police seek men in strong-arm robbery on CTA platform in Loop [May 20: Fox Chicago]
  • 'We are awash in guns': Police superintendent addresses mass shooting on Near North Side and promises more police officers at 'longstanding' problem corner [May 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • 'Shooting like crazy.' 2 killed, 7 others wounded in Near North Side shooting [May 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • State, CTA to seek $400 million from feds for Blue Line, I-290 work [May 19: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Efforts to Make Transit-Oriented Development Equitable Starting to Pay Off, Chicago Officials Say [May 19: WTTW Chicago]
  • Police activity halts Loop 'L' trains at State/Lake station [May 19: CBS Chicago]
  • CPD asks for public's help identifying man involved in Loop robbery on CTA Blue Line platform [May 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Police search for man who robbed passenger on CTA Blue Line Platform [May 18: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA robbery: Suspect wanted for grabbing purse from victim on Blue Line platform in the Loop [May 18: Fox Chicago]
  • Man arrested for pointing gun at CTA passenger at 87th Street Red Line station [May 17: CBS Chicago]
  • CPD possibly thwarts CTA crime after man arrested, gun recovered near 87th Street Red Line stop [May 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman attacked, robbed on CTA train in The Loop [May 16: CBS Chicago]

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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