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With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon Resume

According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.

01/13/2014

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CTA Auctioning Off Bus Stop Signs, Rail Ties And Even Two Entire ‘L’ Train Cars

If you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.

12/12/2013

Brown Line Accident

Cyclist Hit, Injured By Brown Line Train In Albany Park

A bicyclist was recovering in the hospital Tuesday morning, after he was struck by a Brown Line ‘L’ train on the city’s Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Date Spots On The ‘L’

For whatever reason, tonight’s date is going to be car-less. And that’s okay! If you’re up for a little transit of the public manner, you can reach all sorts of destinations in the city. In fact, we’ve laid out a date where you can hit stops all over the city, and barely walk farther than you would to find the nameless one-way street you left your car on during the last date.

07/11/2012

Fall Between 'L' Cars

Man Hurt After Falling Between ‘L’ Train Cars Downtown

A man was hurt Monday evening when he stumbled and fell between two train cars on the Loop ‘L.’

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Red Line Fatal

Man Struck, Killed By Train On Red Line Tracks

A 27-year-old Glenview man was hit and killed by a Red Line ‘L’ train in Rogers Park early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Timothy Anderson

Man Says He’s Done Giving To Panhandlers After Attack

A Lakeview man says he’s done giving money to panhandlers, after he was attacked and knocked to the ground by a beggar who didn’t think $2 was enough.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Verizon iPhone

‘L’ Train Passengers Help Catch iPhone Robber

Another passenger was robbed of an iPhone on the ‘L’ Wednesday, but this time, passengers stepped in and caught the suspect.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA Moves Ahead With Plan For New ‘L’ Cars

Nearly a year has passed since the Chicago Transit Authority began testing the prototypes for its newest ‘L’ cars in everyday service.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

2 Teens Held In Red Line Robbery

Two teenage boys were arrested early this morning and charged as juveniles, after allegedly assaulting one man and robbing another on a Red Line train in the Loop.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

CTA Trains To Get Security Cameras

CTA this spring will use proceeds from a federal Homeland Security grant to equip half of its rail car fleet with security cameras.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2011