What are the CTA Trains of Chicago?
The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) rail system consists of train lines across the city, from downtown to the neighboring communities. The service affectionately known locally as “The L” provides rapid transit around the Chicago area.
The ‘L’ system has eight rapid transit routes and consists of 144 stations over approximately 242.2 miles of track. The CTA trains system features above ground, in subway tunnels, and expressway median routes throughout the city. Two of the aforementioned routes–the Red and Blue Lines–operate 24 hours, every day. Click to check the current status of any of the CTA Chicago train lines.
One of the great features of the CTA Train system is the FREE transfer between all ‘L’ routes. The free transfer is available at designated locations and can be found on the CTA website.