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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

  • Keep on Movin' to the Beat During Your Commute! Theaster Gates' and CTA's AESOP DJ Booth is Back on Air at the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line Station [June 30: CTA press release]
  • Suspect in custody after man stabbed, critically wounded on Blue Line train in Loop [June 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man stabbed twice at Monroe Street Blue Line station downtown [June 30: CBS Chicago]
  • 1 Seriously Hurt in Stabbing at Downtown CTA Blue Line Station [June 30: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Stabbing: Man, 42, critically injured on Blue Line train near Monroe station, police say [June 30: ABC Chicago]
  • Man stabbed on CTA train in Chicago's Loop: police [June 30: Fox Chicago]
  • Pair charged in back-to-back robberies at Belmont Red Line stop [June 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man, woman charged in robberies at CTA Red Line Belmont Avenue station [June 30: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA wraps trainsets with vintage designs as part of 75th anniversary celebration [June 30: Trains]
  • CTA Launches Celebration to Mark 75 Years of Service to Chicago [June 29: CTA press release]
  • CTA trains with vintage paint schemes hitting Chicago rails [June 29: Fox Chicago]
  • Firefighters raise L train car to rescue man underneath [June 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Trio arrested for back-to-back robberies at Belmont Red Line overnight -- third night of violence in Lake View [June 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 3 people in custody after 2 robberies at CTA Red Line Belmont Avenue station [June 29: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago crime: 3 in custody after 2 attacked in Lakeview [June 29: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA bus drivers, train conductors want more security after increased violence [June 29: ABC Chicago]
  • Continuing our coverage of how large city transit systems are faring fiscally since the pandemic, we take a look at Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago. [June 27: Governing]
  • Pair sought in armed robbery on CTA Red Line [June 27: Fox Chicago]
  • Another reason why CTA should get real about its schedule: looming funding shortfalls [June 26: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • CRRC Delivers New Chicago Metro Trains [June 23: Railway-News]
  • Reduced and delayed CTA trains and buses spark City Council resolution [June 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • As Complaints Of Late Trains And Missing Buses Mount, City Officials Call For Hearing On 'Deteriorated' CTA Service [June 23: Block Club Chicago]
  • Dear CTA: Stop gaslighting us. Change "scheduled service" to better reflect actual service. [June 23: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Alderpersons turn up the heat on CTA to explain how the agency will fix service gaps [June 22: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • After yet another shooting on a CTA train, head of security says how to keep guns off trains is a 'million-dollar question' [June 22: CBS Chicago]
    23-year-old man seriously injured after CTA Red Line shooting [June 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • South Side Red Line Commuters Rattled After Rider Shot, Seriously Wounded Near 47th Street Station [June 22: Block Club Chicago]
  • 'Everybody was just shocked.' Man shot on Red Line train near 47th Street station [June 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man shot, seriously wounded on Red Line train at 47th Street [June 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Man in 'Grave' Condition After Being Shot on CTA Red Line Train Near 47th Street [June 21: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line train shooting at 47th Street Station seriously injures man [June 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Stopped in a sweltering Blue Line train, some passengers get out and walk down the subway tunnel to a station [June 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA resuming normal Blue Line service between Addison and Racine, after unauthorized person on tracks [June 21: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line Train Service Restored After 'Unauthorized Person on the Tracks' [June 21: NBC Chicago]
  • What to know about Metra's test $100/month pass plus integration with Pace, CTA [June 20: Daily Herald]
  • CPD officer hospitalized after taser stolen during altercation at Red Line station, police say [June 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago crime: Man charged in knife attack on CTA Red Line train in Englewood [June 18: ABC Chicago]
  • California Blue Line station in Logan Square getting $36M upgrade [June 17: Fox Chicago]
  • Man stabbed on CTA Red Line train in Englewood [June 17: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Crime: Man injured in knife attack on Red Line train in Englewood [June 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Man stabbed on CTA Red Line train; 1 in custody [June 17: Fox 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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