Where is the L in Chicago?

567 West Lake Street Chicago

Chicago “L”
Headquarters 567 West Lake Street Chicago, Illinois
Website www.transitchicago.com
Began operation June 6, 1892

What is the L station in Chicago?

CTA’s train system is known as the ‘L’ (a now-official name originally short for “elevated”). Trains serve over 140 stations located throughout the city and nearby suburbs, on elevated railways, in subways, or on the ground. Enter the station and pay fare.

How many L stations are in Chicago?

As of March 2021, the system has 145 stations on eight lines operating on 224.1 miles (360.7 km) of track. A total of 103 stations are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and are accessible to passengers with disabilities.

Why does Chicago call the train the L?

The first elevated rail — the South Side “L” — constructed its route through city-owned alleys to avoid the necessary permissions from citizens thereby earning itself the nickname “Alley L” and the ability to provide a straight line of service.

Is the L train safe in Chicago?

Re: Is the L (or el) train safe? If you’re downtown or on the north side of the city (meaning you are on the northern parts of the Red/Brown or on the Blue line) you should be fine. As advised above, use urban common sense and you shouldn’t have an issue.

Is the L in Chicago free?

How to ride the CTA -Fares. The basic ‘L’ or subway fare is $2.50 ($5.00 from O’hare). Free transfers between all ‘L’ routes are available at designated locations (see route guides or maps).

Where does the L train go in Chicago?

From the north into downtown, it passes by Loyola University, Edgewater and Uptown, Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs), Lincoln Park, River North (and the Magnificent Mile), before entering the Loop.

Is Chicago train safe at night?

Only the blue and red lines run 24 hours per day. On the train itself, you’ll be fine and picking the first car where the train operator is. You can encounter drunks, homeless, or mentally ill,but actually safety concerns are minimal.

Does the L go to O Hare?

The ‘L’ is the easiest way into and around town! We provide ‘L’ (train) service directly to both O’Hare and Midway airports. Machines at the station issue new Ventra Cards or load fare or passes onto cards.