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CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Plans To Upgrade Wireless Service On Trains

The CTA says it plans to upgrade its wireless network so passengers can use their cell phones even in its subways and going through tunnels.


Firefighters extinguish a fire on a CTA train caused when the train hit a tire on the tracks. (Credit: Fire Media Affairs)

Tire On Blue Line Tracks Starts Fire On Train, Causing Delays

A tire on the CTA Blue Line tracks on the Near West Side started a fire when it was struck by the lead car of an inbound train Saturday morning. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries were reported, but Blue Line train riders experienced delays for a few hours following the incident, as the fire was extinguished, the scene was cleaned up and the train removed.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Robber Stabs His Accomplice During CTA Train Heist

Police say one of two robbers was accidentally stabbed by his partner as they tried to rob a man onboard a CTA Blue Line train early this morning.


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

CTA Makes Repairs That Caused Delay On Blue Line

Trains on the CTA’s Blue Line are experiencing delays early Tuesday because of a “track condition” near the Harlem station.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Body Found On Blue Line Subway Tracks Near LaSalle Station

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a set of subway tracks along the Blue Line near the LaSalle Street station overnight.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

‘Dismembered’ Body Found On CTA Tracks

A body was discovered on the L train tracks near the LaSalle Blue Line station early Monday, police said.


CTA Blue Line Delays Due To Track Issue Near Rosemont

Blue Line service is experiencing major delays due to a “track condition” near Rosemont.


(Jed Jacobsohn/ Getty Images)

Man Rides Bike Down Ramp To Blue Line Stop, Ends Up On Tracks

A man decided to ride his bicycle down the ramp that leads to the platform at a CTA Blue Line stop, and he ended up on the tracks.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

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Man Dies After Falling Onto Blue Line Tracks

A 28-year-old man is dead, after falling onto the tracks at the Forest Park Blue Line ‘L’ terminal Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Suspects Chased Over Blue Line Tracks, Across Ike

Two Chicago men suspected of armed robbery were arrested early Monday following a foot chase across the Blue Line train tracks and the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.


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

Cops: Gunmen Forced Woman Off Blue Line, Sexually Assaulted Her

Chicago police are searching for two gunmen who forced a woman off a Blue Line train and sexually assaulted her just two blocks from a Logan Square neighborhood police station last month.


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

Red, Blue Line Delays Expected This Week

Late night Red and Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time this week as construction is expected to cause minor delays.


CTA Train Car

Blue Line Delayed After Reports Of Smoke In Subway

Reports of the smell of smoke delayed Blue Line service Friday evening.


CTA train (CBS file)

Blue Line Trains Moving Again After Car Enters Tracks Near Rosemont

A vehicle somehow ended up on the CTA tracks near the Rosemont Blue Line station on Friday afternoon.


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

Mechanical Problems Causing Delays On Blue Line

Equipment problems on the Forest Park branch of the CTA’s Blue Line have resulted in single-track service between the Harlem and Forest Park stations on that line Sunday morning.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Teen Boy Electrocuted After Jumping Onto CTA Tracks

The 14-year-old boy was “goofing around” with friends when he attempted to retrieve something that had fallen onto the Blue Line tracks at the Medical District station at 430 S. Damen Avenue about 3:15 p.m., police said.


Someone at the CTA Blue Line's Logan Square station early on Feb. 27, 2012. (Source: YouTube)

Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway Tracks

It’s not unusual for the CTA to have to temporarily halt service on one of its trains because of an object or a person on the train tracks, but a live rooster? That’s what happened early Monday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Police Officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a heart attack while on duty and working a CTA detail. (Photo provided by Chicago Police Dept.)

Officer Dies After Collapsing On River West Street

A 48-year-old Chicago police officer died Saturday morning after he collapsed while working in the River West area outside downtown.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in a jobs forum at United's corporate headquarters in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

United Workers Meet Mayor To Talk Pluses, Minuses Of Living In City

A few of the 1,300 United Airlines employees relocating to Chicago got the chance Wednesday to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel what they do and don’t like about their new home.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Smoke On Train Leads To Fire Response, Blue Line Delays

Power was shut off to part of the CTA Blue Line Sunday morning as fire personnel investigate reports of smoke in a subway in the River West neighborhood.