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A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA To Rehab ‘L’ Cars Used On Orange, Brown Lines

The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.

09/10/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Orange Line Train Strikes Pedestrian Near Western Station

Service on the CTA’s Orange Line is partially suspended after a train hit a pedestrian near a Southwest Side station Tuesday night.

09/09/2014

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Good Samaritan Chases Off Attacker Near Orange Line Station

The attack occurred shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday at a parking lot that sits right next to the CTA bus and el stop at 35th and Archer in McKinley Park.

08/05/2014

Chicago police on Thursday released these surveillance images of the Orange Line armed-robbery suspects. (Chicago Police Dept.)

West Side Man Charged For Orange Line Armed Robbery

A West Side man has been charged in a brazen robbery on an Orange Line train earlier this month.

07/26/2014

Chicago police on Thursday released these surveillance images of the Orange Line armed-robbery suspects. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Suspect In Custody For Orange Line Robbery

A suspect in last week’s brazen robbery on an Orange Line train was in custody Friday in northwest Indiana.

07/25/2014

Chicago police on Thursday released these surveillance images of the Orange Line armed-robbery suspects. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Orange Line Robbers Apparently Rode Train All Day Before Holdup

Police believe the two men who robbed an entire train car on the Orange Line earlier this week were riding the train all day before their brazen afternoon rush hour heist.

07/18/2014

Chicago police on Thursday released these surveillance images of the Orange Line armed-robbery suspects. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Surveillance Images Released Of Orange Line Robbery Suspects

Police are searching for two men accused of storming a CTA Orange Line and robbing passengers at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. They released several stills from surveillance cameras of the alleged robbers.

07/16/2014

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

Mechanical Problem Blamed For Last Week’s CTA Train Derailment

CBS 2 has learned why a CTA Orange Line train derailed last week, causing pieces of wood and metal fasteners like these to rain down on the busy road and sidewalk below the tracks.

06/24/2014

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

A CTA train. (CBS)

Man Struck And Killed By Orange Line Train

Service on the CTA Orange Line was disrupted for about two hours on Tuesday, after a man was struck and killed by a train near the Ashland station.

06/10/2014

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

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

James Whiteside (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Two Sexual Assaults

A Lincoln Park man has been charged in connection with two sexual assaults that allegedly took place Friday – one against an elderly woman near Midway International Airport, and in a separate attack hours earlier in the Montclare neighborhood.

12/30/2013

The Orange Line's Midway stop. (CBS)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Sexual Assault Of Woman Near Midway

The victim was getting into her vehicle in a secure parking lot in the 4600 block of West 59th Street after exiting the Orange Line train when a man who said he had handgun forced her into the vehicle about 4:15 p.m.

12/29/2013

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Police Warn Residents About Orange Line Robberies

Police are warning residents about a pair of robberies near CTA Orange Line stations on the Southwest Side over the past week.

10/19/2013

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

CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown Lines

CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.

08/16/2013

The CTA station at Midway Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Two Passersby Help Woman Escape From Rape Attempt Near Midway

Two good samaritans were able to help an 18-year-old woman fight off a man who tried to rape her near Midway International Airport earlier this week.

08/15/2013

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction To Disrupt CTA Service

The second phase of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge begins Friday night.

04/24/2013

Police describe the man as white, between 55-60 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 with white hair. He was wearing a tan jacket and black shoes. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teen Girl Assaulted On Orange Line Train

Police are looking for a man who allegedly approached a teen girl and fondled her on an Orange Line train last week.

01/19/2013

An Orange Line train derailed near Midway Airport. (CBS)

CTA Train Derails Near Midway Airport, Two Workers Hurt

Two CTA employees were injured when an Orange Line train derailed in a train yard near Midway Airport early today.

11/09/2012

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