Blue Line

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

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)

Man Fires Assault Rifle At Blue Line Subway Station; No One Injured

A gunman was in custody Thursday after firing shots on a Blue Line subway platform.

10/09/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service Getting Back To Normal After Debris Blocked Trains

Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line, after nearly nine hours of significant delays, due to a pile of wet concrete that fell on the tracks on the Near West Side early Tuesday.

09/30/2014

CTA and Fire Department crews work to get a Blue Line train back on the tracks after a derailment near the Pulaski stop on the Forest Park branch. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Trains Running Again After Derailment At Pulaski

Service on the Forest Park branch of the CTA Blue Line has resumed, after a minor derailment halted trains at Pulaski for nearly two hours.

09/10/2014

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

California Blue Line Station Closed For Six Weeks

One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.

09/04/2014

(Credit: Reddit)

Blue Line Hero Leaves Note Warning Of Wet Seats

A CTA commuter is being lauded as a hero this morning.

08/29/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Heavy Rain Shuts Parts Of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Blue Line

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and CTA delays.

08/22/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Blue Line Work To Close California, Damen Stations

A half-billion dollar CTA renovation project on the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line will mean two stations will close for several weeks this fall. The California stop will be closed for six weeks starting next month; and the Damen stop will be closed for nine weeks, starting in October.

08/11/2014

A Blue Line train entering the Forest Park station experienced a "minor derailment" on Friday, according to the CTA. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Train Derails In Forest Park

The CTA has suspended Blue Line train service between the Harlem and Forest Park stops on the Forest Park branch, after a train derailed late Friday morning.

08/08/2014

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