L Trains

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Aims To Cut Some Bus Routes, Increase Service On Others

The Chicago Transit Authority is planning to add service on its most congested bus and ‘L’ lines, but 12 routes with low ridership are set to get the axe.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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

CTA: Train Operators Will Still Wait For Rushing Passengers

CTA riders can breathe a little easier now when they spot an ‘L’ car that appears to be ready to leave without them as they’re racing to the platform.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Working To Prevent Overheated Rails, Other Heat-Related Problems

The Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up inspections of track, using special trains that spray water on overheated rails and is working aggressively to keep air conditioning working aboard its trains and in its trackside switch houses to deal with the extreme heat.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2012

Roy's Furniture Demolition

Southbound Brown Line Bypasses Wellington, Diversey For Roy’s Furniture Demolition

Brown Line riders in Lincoln Park and South Lakeview will have to hoof it to Belmont or Fullerton Wednesday and Thursday, as the Chicago Transit Authority closes the two stops in between to accommodate the demolition of the charred remains of Roy’s Furniture Company.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Green Line

Rash Of Robberies Reported Near Green Line On West Side

Police are warning of a rash of armed robberies targeting CTA Green Line ‘L’ riders in the South Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

The 2 Investigators went undercover to see if retailers would buy seemingly stolen merchandise. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Black Market For Stolen Smart Phones

What happens to smart phones that are ripped from the hands of robbery victims? 2 Investigator Dave Savini talks with authorities about the pipeline of stolen merchandise.

10/28/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA To Press New ‘L’ Train Cars Into Service

Even if a new car isn’t in the market for you, you’ll soon get that new car feeling from the Chicago Transit Authority.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Analysis: Absent Employees Making For Long Delays On CTA

Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool says the agency is doing what it can to end the rampant employee absenteeism that can lead to long waits for passengers.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Rider: Reroute Loop Trains To Reduce Delays

If you’re tried of sitting in delays on the Loop ‘L,’ a fellow rider has a plan to speed things up.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Guardian Angels Focus On CTA Trains After Rash Of Smart Phone Robberies

The Guardian Angels are stepping up their anti-crime patrols aboard CTA ‘L’ trains and at ‘L’ stations in response to the recent rash of smart phone robberies.

WBBM Newsradio–08/11/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

New CTA Train Cars To Return To Red Line

The newest rapid transit cars on the CTA are heading back to the transit agency’s most heavily-used route.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

'L' Train Bypass

Public Transit Getting Back To Normal Friday

Officials at the CTA, Metra and Pace say they are striving for normal weekday service today.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Skokie Swift

CTA Yellow Line Closed For Blizzard

CTA officials say the trusty ‘L’ is Chicagoans’ best bet for getting around in the blizzard, but the rapid transit service has not been spared problems.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011

CTA Train Car

CTA Cameras To Keep An Eye On Your Safety

The Chicago Transit Authority will soon be keeping a closer eye on you, and your safety, if you ride the ‘L.’

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011

Commuters Excited About CTA Train Tracker

Starting next month, the Chicago Transit Authority is offering a new service that will allow commuters to track the arrival times of their trains. Commuters are looking forward to it.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010

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

CTA To Add Train Tracker Service

The CTA will soon add a Train Tracker service similar to its popular Bus Tracker, the agency’s president announced.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

CTA turnstiles

Signal Work To Reroute Loop ‘L’ Trains

CTA riders on the Brown, Orange and Green lines may experience delays in the Loop this weekend as upgrades continue on the signal system.

11/04/2010