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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: April 28, 2018

  • Damen/Lake station profile updated with new info and 1 new photo.
  • Cows on Parade page updated with added into on two of the cows, and updated whereabouts of all four cows.

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA riders catch a break -- no fare hikes, service cuts for 2019 [November 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Using New Seating Configuration On Blue Line Trains [November 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Brown Line Doors Open Before Train Arrives [November 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Deer found injured on Blue Line tracks is euthanized by animal control officials [November 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Motormen Tell All, Share Secrets of Chicago Transit System [November 12: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line service to O'Hare resumes after deer removed from tracks [November 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line Service Resumes After Deer Removed From CTA Tracks [November 12: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line Service Disrupted Due to Injured Deer on Tracks [November 12: NBC Chicago]
  • Injured deer removed from Blue Line tracks after stopping service for hours [November 12: ABC Chicago]
  • South Shore Man Charged In Red Line Shooting [November 11: CBS Chicago]
  • Gunshot victim pistol-whips man who shot him aboard Red Line in South Loop, police say [November 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man shot on CTA Red Line near Cermak stop, in serious condition [November 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Shot On CTA Red Line Train [November 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Shot On CTA Red Line Near Cermak Stop [November 10: NBC Chicago]
  • Man shot on Red Line train near Cermak-Chinatown stop [November 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Shooting Leaves Man, 38, Seriously Wounded [November 10: WBBM 780 AM]
  • Man hit by Blue Line train Tuesday morning in critical condition [November 6: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Work on 95th Terminal to Require Two-Week Closure of a Dan Ryan Expressway Lane Near 95th Street [November 5: CTA press release]
  • Wilson vows to make CTA free again for seniors and abolish Chicago's bag tax [November 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Tips for men who want to make walking, biking, and transit a little less crummy for women [November 5: Chicago Reader]
  • CTA Washington/Wabash station recognized for architecture [November 2: Railway Track & Structures]
  • CTA's Heritage Fleet a stylish and well preserved reminder of days gone by [November 1: WGN 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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