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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

  • This Old 'L' Station Is Now A Hub For South Side Businesses Thanks To A UChicago Program [January 21: Block Club Chicago]
  • Regular Blue Line Trains Near O'Hare Will Shut Down On Weekends For CTA Upgrades [January 21: Block Club Chicago]
  • Man stabbed during argument on CTA train in Chatham [January 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Your New Blue Signal Upgrade Project Enters Final Phase; Reoccurring Weekend Work Will Require Overnight Lane Restrictions on Kennedy Expressway Near O'Hare [January 19: CTA press release]
  • CTA ripped after transit agency president a no-show at City Council hearing [January 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Public transit and our reliance on cars [January 18: The DePaulia]
  • Community members gather for the dedication of anti-racist mural on MLK Day [January 18: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Southwest Siders: Pandemic-related CTA delays are making our commutes harder [January 17: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Violent Crime On CTA Buses, Trains Is At A Six-Year High And Is A Growing Problem [January 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Trucks Keep Getting Stuck Under Lake Street Green Line Tracks On West Side, As Calls Mount For Warning Signs And A Fix [January 14: CBS Chicago]
  • 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]
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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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