Blue Line

Police say this man inappropriately touched a female CTA passenger earlier this month. (Chicago Police)

Police Release Surveillance Images Of Groping Suspect

Police say the 22-year-old victim told authorities she was riding a southbound Blue Line train around 6 p.m. June 15 in the 100 block of West Congress Parkway when a male offender touched her inappropriately.

06/26/2015

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Electrocuted On Blue Line Tracks On West Side

The man, described only as an adult, fell on the track’s third rail at 530 S. Kedzie Av. about 4:45 a.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, according to police.

06/23/2015

A vehicle stranded in high water in Will County. | NVP News

Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]

06/16/2015

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Fatigued Driver, Design Flaws Blamed For 2014 O’Hare Blue Line Derailment

NTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.

04/28/2015

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

Boy, 15, Charged In Sex Assault On Blue Line Train

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with sexually assaulting a Blue Line rider on a train earlier this week, according to Chicago police.

04/22/2015

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

Surveillance Images Released Of Blue Line Sexual Assault Suspect

A woman was sexually assaulted on a Blue Line train bound for the Loop Monday afternoon, according to a newly issued alert from Chicago Police.

04/21/2015

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Woman Killed By Blue Line Train In Irving Park

The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when the woman was hit by an O’Hare-bound train at the Irving Park stop, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

04/10/2015

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice

One year after a runaway Blue Line train crashed and jumped an escalator at an O’Hare Airport terminal, federal officials have opened the files on the case.

03/26/2015

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

Man Found Dead On Blue Line Train At O’Hare

A man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive on a CTA train at O’Hare International Airport early Monday.

03/23/2015

Rendering of the Jefferson Park station on the Blue Line, after a $25 million renovation. (Credit: CTA)

CTA To Get $120M In Federal Funds For Blue Line Renovation

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were set to announce the federal funding for the four-year, $492 million Your New Blue project on Thursday.

02/05/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Man Killed By Blue Line Train In West Town

Officers responded to a call of a person down on the tracks between the Chicago and Division platforms at 10:23 a.m., police said. They found the body of a man who appears to be in his 20s, police said. He was dead at the scene.

02/04/2015

CTA riders crowd the platform at Fullerton on Monday morning, when switching problems cascaded into major delays on at least five train lines that use the elevated tracks in the Loop. (Supplied Photo)

Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The Loop

Service on the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.

01/26/2015

The addresses to the north and south of what is now the CTA Damen Blue Line stop were 1550 and 1560 back in 1914.

Case Closed: CTA Messed Up Damen Blue Line Address

On Monday night, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reported on an amusing mistake surrounding the address of the refurbished CTA Blue Line stop at Damen.

12/23/2014

The revamped Damen Blue Line stop and its new address--1588 N. Damen Ave. (CBS)

CTA Gives Blue Line Station An Address That Seems Impossible

Can a building between 1552 and 1560 North Damen Ave. really be assigned an address of 1588? The CTA has made it happen, for better or worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/22/2014

The Damen station on the CTA Blue Line reopened on Dec. 22, 2014, after two months of renovations. (Credit: CBS)

Damen Blue Line Station Reopens, Local Businesses Offer Freebies

The Damen Blue Line station reopened early Monday after undergoing more than two months of renovations. The Wicker Park neighborhood station reopened at 4 a.m., right on schedule, according to the CTA.

12/22/2014

This screen grab appears to show a young man harassing an older rider on a CTA train. (Facebook)

Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train

A video posted on Facebook is generating hundreds of responses, and it shows at least two young men on a CTA Blue Line train, slapping an older man and taunting him.

12/11/2014

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.

10/27/2014

Artist's rendering of renovated platform at the Damen station on the Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 Months

The Wicker Park neighborhood station will be closed for 63 days and is scheduled to reopen Dec. 22, according to the CTA’s website. Blue Line service is available at the adjacent stations, Western and Divison.

10/20/2014

Police cordon off part of the LaSalle subway station on the CTA Blue Line, after someone fired a shot or shots on the platform as a train was arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Subway Shooting Suspect Has History Of Mental Illness: Relative

James Jones, 76, told the Chicago Sun-Times he was shocked to hear his grandson, Lorenzo Jones, had been charged with firing five shots at a train while standing on the platform at the LaSalle stop in the Loop.

10/13/2014

Lorenzo Jones is charged with firing an assault rifle at a Blue Line train. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Firing Assault Rifle At Blue Line Train

A 25-year-old man has been charged with firing an assault rifle at a CTA train inside a subway station on Thursday.

10/10/2014

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