Green Line

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.

08/06/2015

A CTA Green Line train derailed near 63rd and Calumet. (CB)S

CTA Green Line Train Derails On South Side

Service on the Green Line has been restored after a train derailed on Wednesday afternoon.

08/05/2015

People attending Pitchfork Music Festival on July 18th, 2014. (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Music Festivals Near Chicago

From big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won’t long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.

05/12/2015

Surveillance images of suspects who stole cell phones from victims on a Green Line train at the Pulaski stop. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cellphones Stolen On Green Line Trains In West Garfield Park

Police have released surveillance photos of suspects in two cellphone robberies on the CTA Green Line last week in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

04/08/2015

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

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

(Credit: CTA)

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

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

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

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Green Line Suspensions Begin Saturday

The Green Line will experience partial suspension Saturday through Monday, as the CTA ramps up construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.

11/08/2014

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

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

Pace Bus

Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

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Person On Tracks Halts Green Line Trains On South Side

A person was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said.

03/08/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Autopsy: Man Found Dead On Green Line Tracks Was Hit By Train

Service along the CTA Green Line was interrupted for several hours Saturday morning after a train conductor found a dead man on the tracks near a West Side rail station.

03/08/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking home near 63rd and Marshfield on Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Raped Near CTA Stop In West Englewood

Police said the attack happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday, near the Green Line station at 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue.

11/12/2013

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