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CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus Mechanics

The CTA initiative will be a part of the agency’s successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.


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

Green Line Trains On The Move After Derailment

CTA Green Line trains are on the move again Sunday morning after a derailment on the South Side.


CTA and Fire Department crews investigate reports of smoke in the Red Line subway at the Jackson stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line Service Returning To Normal After Earlier Reroute Due To Smoke

Red Line service was returning to normal Thursday morning, about an hour after the CTA began rerouting Red Line trains to elevated tracks due to reports of smoke in the subway.


The Madison/Wabash L Station prior to demolition work. (Credit: Bob Roberts.)

Pieces From Madison/Wabash Stationhouse To Be Sold At Auction

What’s left of an old Loop ‘L’ station is being sold off piece by piece in what some may say is an odd partnership.


Mayor Emanuel speaking on the reinstatement of express bus service on Ashland and Western avenues. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

CTA Bringing Back Express Bus Service On Ashland, Western Avenues

The CTA ended the express service on the #9 Ashland and #49 Western routes in 2010 as part of budget cuts but now the routes are back.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Pink Line Service Resumes After Earlier Flooding

Service on the CTA Pink Line was returning to normal Tuesday morning, after trains were halted on a two-mile stretch of the route for more than seven hours, due to flooding on the tracks.


The same man is believed to have snatched necklaces off three females in the last three weeks as they were riding CTA trains. | Chicago Police photo

Police Warn Of Robber Snatching Necklaces On CTA Trains

Police were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.


The same man is believed to have snatched necklaces off three females in the last three weeks as they were riding CTA trains. | Chicago Police photo

Police: Man Snatching Necklaces On CTA Blue, Red Lines

Three times in as many weeks, a man has snatched a necklace off a passenger on the CTA’s Blue and Red lines, prompting police to issue a community alert.


The train appeared to jump the tracks around a curve near 63rd Street. (Credit: Mark Losinecki)

CTA Mum Day After Green Line Derailment

Sources close to the investigation tell CBS 2 a non-union CTA manager was at the switch site and threw the switch the wrong way, which derailed the train Wednesday.


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

Puppy Stolen At Knifepoint On Orange Line

Police are searching for two men who stole an 8-month-old puppy at knifepoint early Wednesday on a CTA Orange Line train.


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Police: Robbers Steal Puppy At Knifepoint On Orange Line Train

A rider on the CTA Orange Line carrying a puppy had it stolen by two men, one armed with a knife, early Wednesday, police said.


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Body Of Woman Found At Washington/Wells L Station Platform

A 21-year-old woman was found dead on a CTA platform in the Loop Saturday morning, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


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Should The City Adopt This Chicagoan’s Superior CTA Signs?

Have you noticed more digital signs popping up at Chicago Transit Authority train stops the last few years? They’re great for predicting the arrival of trains, but one Chicagoans thinks they could be even better.


A forklift hauls a section of the façade from the Madison/Wabash 'L' station into ReBuilding Exchange. (Credit: CBS)

Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A Museum

The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.


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Northwestern Students, Faculty To Get Free Rides On CTA Bus Route

Northwestern University is parking its Ryan Field shuttle buses and will let CTA do the job, beginning this fall.


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Man Dies After Chasing Ball On CTA Red Line Tracks In Loop

The man — thought to be in his 50s or 60s — was found unresponsive by officers about 12:35 a.m. on the southbound tracks at the Harrison station, police said. Preliminary information indicates he had been trying to retrieve a large ball that fell on the tracks when he hit the electrically charged third rail.


Photo Of CTA Purple Line South Blvd. Station. (CTA Photo)

Evening Purple Line Express Test Falling Short Of Expectations

Time is running out on the experimental CTA mid-evening Purple Express train, which faces an uncertain future.


A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Purple Line Revamp Begins July 20

Most of the work will be done overnights and on weekends, which should minimize the inconvenience to the 13,000 riders who use the Evanston Express each weekday.


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.


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.