5000 Series

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Retires Last Of 2400-Series Train Cars Built In 1970s

The CTA is marking another milestone in the modernization of its rapid transit fleet.


CTA Train Car

New CTA Train Cars Getting Brighter Lights

The transit agency’s board approved a switch from fluorescent to LED interior lighting Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2013

The interior of the new CTA railcars. (Credit: CTA)

After Fixing Flaws, CTA Reintroduces New Pink Line Trains

CTA’s newest ‘L’ cars will be reintroduced on the Pink Line beginning Sunday, but you will have to look hard to find them.


CTA Train Car

CTA Not Rushing To Put New ‘L’ Cars Back In Service

The CTA is in no hurry to put its newest ‘L’ cars back into service, despite newly-completed repairs.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

Report: New ‘L’ Cars Were Pulled Because Of Defective Parts From China

New CTA ‘L’ cars that have been shelved since December will not be back on-line until June, as important repairs must be made first.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA Continues Testing Of Recalled New Train Cars

The Chicago Transit Authority is still working on tests for an equipment problem that forced its new fleet of train cars to be taken out of service, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

New CTA ‘L’ Cars Still Sitting Idle As Problems Checked

There’s no sign that the CTA intends to put its newest ‘L’ cars back in service soon.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2012

CTA Pink Line Train

Citing ‘Caution,’ CTA Pulls 40 Rail Cars From Pink Line

The Chicago Transit Authority has pulled 40 new rail cars from service because of a problem with a part on the so-called “5000-Series” model, which has been used on the Pink Line.


CTA train (CBS file)

CTA To Press New ‘L’ Train Cars Into Service

Even if a new car isn’t in the market for you, you’ll soon get that new car feeling from the Chicago Transit Authority.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA Set To Purchase More New ‘L’ Cars

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for those hoping to see new ‘L’ cars in everyday service on the CTA.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA Moves Ahead With Plan For New ‘L’ Cars

Nearly a year has passed since the Chicago Transit Authority began testing the prototypes for its newest ‘L’ cars in everyday service.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

New CTA Train Cars To Return To Red Line

The newest rapid transit cars on the CTA are heading back to the transit agency’s most heavily-used route.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

New 'L' Car

New CTA Cars To Run On Yellow, Purple Lines

The newest CTA ‘L’ cars are on the move again.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

New CTA Cars Begin Orange Line Test

New cars’ power system means no mix-and-matching.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2010