CTA Board OKs Deal For Nearly 850 New Rail CarsThe CTA's board Wednesday approved the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, giving the contract to a Chinese rail manufacturer that has promised to build a final assembly plant on the city's Far South Side.
More Than 250 'L' Cars On Orange And Brown Lines To Be UpgradedThe 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.
CTA Bids Farewell To Nearly 40-Year-Old 2400-Series 'L' CarsThe 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.
CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown LinesCTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of 'L' cars that won't be around for long after they're rehabbed.
CTA Fleet Of 'L' Cars Now 100 Percent AccessibleFor the first time, the CTA's fleet of 'L' cars is 100 percent accessible. But total accessibility is still a way off for Chicago's rapid transit system.
CTA Not Rushing To Put New 'L' Cars Back In ServiceThe CTA is in no hurry to put its newest 'L' cars back into service, despite newly-completed repairs.
New 'L' Cars To Help Reduce Crowding On CTARelief is just up the track for CTA riders who are unable to squeeze aboard their trains.