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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: November 1, 2019

  • Franklin Street Terminal profile updated with new info and 2 new photos.
  • Proposed station renovation information from the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) added to the Austin Green Line, and Montrose and California Blue Line station profiles.

"L" News Headlines

  • Red Line trains resume subway service after hazmat response in the Loop [November 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line Trains Bypassing Grand Subway Stop After Someone Sets Off Fire Extinguisher, Prompting Hazmat Response [November 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Police seek suspects in robbery at Lawndale Pink Line station [November 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line service resumes with delays after person jumps onto tracks at Belmont [November 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Person jumps on CTA Blue Line tracks [November 9: WGN Chicago]
  • Wintrust Business Lunch 11/8/19: The CTA Should Learn From L.A. Metro, Recalled Products, & Onesti Entertainment [November 8: 720AM WGN Radio Chicago]
  • CTA 'L' board game debuts later this month [November 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Meet the cowboy hat-wearing Catholic brother who creates the murals under the Fullerton 'L' stop [November 4: Chicago Tribune]
  • Construction, sick passengers, pigeons and landmarks: New board game re-creates the mess and fun of riding the CTA 'L' [November 4: Chicago Tribune]
  • From 'tunnel rat' to power engineer, electricians like Steven Moore keep the trains running on time [November 3: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Teen hit, killed by CTA Red Line train near Harrison ID'd, trains resume normal service [November 1: ABC Chicago]
  • Man, 18, dies after being hit by CTA Red Line train in South Loop subway, officials say [October 31: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line trains resume normal service after person hit, killed by train near Harrison [October 31: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line trains rerouted to elevated lines after person struck, killed at Harrison Station [October 31: ABC Chicago]
  • Robberies reported on Pink Line trains: police [October 31: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red, Purple, Yellow line service resumes on North Side [October 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Body Found In Building's Backyard Was Likely "In Contact With" CTA Train [October 30: Edgeville Buzz]
  • Southbound CTA Red Line trains resume normal service after track issue at Grand fixed [October 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Red Line trains resume normal service after track issue shuts down subway for 3 hours [October 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line Trains Resuming Normal Service After 'Track Condition' At Grand Subway Station [October 30: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line trains resume normal service after track issue [October 30: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Red, Purple and Yellow Lines resume service after person struck by train on North Side [October 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Multiple CTA 'L' Lines Snagged After Body Is Found Under Red/Purple Line Tracks Near Loyola [October 29: CBS Chicago]
  • Normal Red Line service resumes after reroute due to reports of smoke at Grand [October 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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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