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CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line, Purple Line Express Riders Face A Year Of Longer Morning Commutes

Starting March 9, when the next phase of the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction project begins, the westernmost of four tracks between Wilson and Belmont will be taken out of commission and the Purple Express trains that use it now will instead share a Red Line North track during the morning rush hour.

3 hours ago

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The CTA Will Let You Rent ‘L’ Trains

If you want to board an L train without worrying it will be filled with manspreading bros (or if you want to board an L train and not feel guilty about manspreading), there’s a solution: rent your own.

22 hours ago

Several 3200 series CTA rail cars sit in the Kimball Rail Yard along the Brown Line. (Credit: CTA/Flickr)

More Than 250 ‘L’ Cars On Orange And Brown Lines To Be Upgraded

The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.

02/12/2015

The new Cermak-McCormick Place stop on the Green Line officially opened on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

CTA Opens Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station

The Cermak-McCormick Place station was scheduled to open for service at 5 a.m. at 12 E. Cermak Rd. The new station provides access to McCormick Place, Motor Row and other destinations on the Near South Side, according to the CTA.

02/09/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

New Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station Opens Sunday

Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.

02/07/2015

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

A humorous ad citing facts about squirrels. (Credit: Ben Larrison.)

Humorous CTA Ads Want You To Know The Truth About Squirrels

Some new print ads on CTA Red Line trains seek to inject a little humor into the lives of riders, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/28/2015

Police are searching for a man who displayed a Taser before robbing a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA stattion last week. | Chicago Police photo

Police: Woman At CTA Station Robbed By Man With Stun Gun

Police are searching for a man who robbed a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA rail station last Friday after displaying a stun gun.

01/27/2015

A Green Line train approaches an 'L' station. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

Late For Work Because Of The CTA? Pick Up A Train Delay Notice Slip

The CTA says operations are largely back to normal tonight after switching problems caused significant delays on nearly all of its lines this morning and made thousands of people late for work, school or other appointments.

01/26/2015

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

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RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025

A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.

01/23/2015

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Construction To Close Portions Of CTA Red, Green Lines Throughout Weekend

From 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations. From 1:40 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended.

01/23/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Bids Farewell To Nearly 40-Year-Old 2400-Series ‘L’ Cars

The CTA’s rail modernization plan has progressed to the point where it can say goodbye to another group of ‘L’ cars nearing their 40th birthday.

01/20/2015

Red Line Train

Police Warn Of Cell Phone Thefts On CTA Red Line Trains

In three incidents, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

01/16/2015

Anthony Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Beating CTA Rider To Death At Green Line Station

A middle-aged college student from the South Side was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for stomping a fellow CTA commuter to death on a Green Line platform.

01/16/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Weekend Construction To Suspend Service On Part Of CTA Green Line

Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be temporarily suspended Saturday, 1:40 a.m. through Sunday, 11:40 a.m., the CTA said. Crews will continue working on the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.

01/09/2015

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You Should Take Your Pants Off And Ride ‘The L’

If you’ve always wanted to ride a CTA train without any pants on, here’s your chance. And you won’t even get kicked off (or arrested).

01/08/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Plenty Of Safe Alternatives To Driving Home After Celebrating New Year

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports staggering to the car should not be an option, there are other ways to do it and they’re safe.

12/31/2014

An extra-alarm fire at Cermak Road and State Street interrupted service on the CTA Green Line, which runs adjacent to the building. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Firefighters Hurt Battling South Loop Blaze

The fire started around 3 a.m. in a one-story commercial building at the corner of State Street and Cermak Road. The building houses a cell phone store and three fast food restaurants – one ironically named Dragon Fire.

12/31/2014

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