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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: March 26, 2023

"L" News Headlines

  • 'Asia On Argyle' Sign Being Removed This Week For Red Line Construction [September 19: Block Club Chicago]
  • Bryn Mawr Avenue, Argyle Street Closing For Red Line Construction This Weekend [September 15: Block Club Chicago]
  • CTA Issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Build New Red Line Extension Track Structure and Four Stations [September 14: CTA press release]
  • CTA issues request for proposals in Red Line extension project [September 14: WGN Chicago]
  • CTA Hits the Million Mark on Multiple Days, Setting Record for the Highest Days of Ridership Since 2020! [September 14: CTA press release]
  • CTA: Ridership back on track to pre-pandemic levels [September 14: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA touts record ridership, highest since pandemic [September 14: WGN Chicago]
  • Merge Metra, Pace, CTA into a mega-agency? CMAP suggests massive changes, but there's pushback [September 14: Daily Herald]
  • CTA Red Line Extension Project Receives Prestigious "Strategic Plan Award" from the American Planning Association IL Chapter for its Visionary "Transit-Supportive Development Plan" to Revitalize Disinvested Areas on Chicago's Far South Side [September 12: CTA press release]
  • CTA Crime Continues Downward Trend [September 12: CTA press release]
  • There's a bold new plan to bolster public transit in Chicago. What riders should know. [September 12: WBEZ Chicago]
  • Chicago's Red Line Extension receives $1.9 billion federal commitment [September 11: Trains]
  • CTA lands almost $2 billion in funding for Red Line Extension [September 11: Urbanize Chicago]
  • Loop train service running with delays at Clark and Lake streets after fire [September 11: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA service in Loop disrupted by track fire near Clark and Lake [September 11: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line Extension in Line For $1.973 Billion in Federal Funding [September 9: Chicago Defender]
  • CTA receives largest-ever federal infrastructure grant of nearly $2B for Red Line extension project [September 9: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line Extension in Line For $1.973 Billion in Federal Funding [September 8: CTA press release]
  • Federal Transit Administration commits $2B to long-awaited Red Line extension project [September 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • Feds make $2B commitment to CTA Red Line extension [September 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Federal funding kick-starts Red Line extension [September 8: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Red Line Extension Gets Nearly $2 Billion Boost From Feds [September 8: Block Club Chicago]
  • Feds Pledge $1.95B to Fund Far South Side CTA Red Line Extension [September 8: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line extension pulls nearly $2B in federal funding [September 8: Fox Chicago]
  • Lawrence, Catalpa Avenues Closing For Red Line Construction Starting This Weekend [September 8: Block Club Chicago]
  • Police seek suspects wanted for violently robbing CTA passenger who was going to work [September 8: Fox Chicago]
  • New Plan Pitches 'Big, Bold Solutions' to Transform Regional Public Transit in Chicago Area [September 6: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA commuters sound off on transit issues [September 6: Axios Chicago]
  • Man in critical condition after stabbing near CTA Red Line in Lake View [September 6: Fox Chicago]
  • Chicago man charged with causing $42,000 in damage to CTA property [September 6: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago man charged with breaking CTA train windows; causing over $40K in damages [September 6: 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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