Chicago Transit Authority

Celebrating over 70 years of service under the CTA umbrella and over 125 years of the 'L' with pics from our past and present! (official CTA account)

A photo from our historical collection: CTA articulated car #52 (originally #5002 ) is seen crossing the bridge over McCormick Boulevard and the North Shore Channel as it operates on the Skokie Swift line, known today as the Yellow Line. This series of cars were three-section articulated units, rather than separate cars. They operated on various parts of the system, somewhat as orphans as no additional cars of this configuration were ordered, but found a suitable home when they were assigned to the Skokie Swift line after its opening in 1964. #cta #skokie #skokieswift #ctayellowline #rapidtransit #history #ctahistory #skokiehistory #chicagohistory #chicagorapidtransit #train #railroad #railway
Congratulations to the bus and rail operators, power and track workers, maintenance employees and more who won 1st place at our 2018 Transit Jamboree, which let employees from various departments show off their skills in a friendly competition. We're lucky to have you here!
Red Line riders who transfer at 95/Dan Ryan, note that bus boarding locations have changed w/opening of new North Terminal (and the new bridge connecting the bus terminal areas on both sides of 95th). Find where using maps posted around the station, look for stop indications on the big digital departure boards screens, talk to staff (and pick up a terminal map flyer from them) or visit
Today, we are proud to announce the opening of the 95th/Dan Ryan North Terminal building and bus areas – the latest milestone as we near the completion of the 95th/Dan Ryan Station & Terminal Improvements Project – the largest construction project in CTA history! One of CTA’s busiest Red Line stations, this terminal – along with its sister South Terminal and a new pedestrian bridge over 95th Street - will provide 24-hour Red Line service, as well as bus and rail transportation option to more than 20,000 daily passengers. The opening of the North Terminal, with its bright, glass-enclosed terminal, replaces what used to be a cramped, aging facility with a modern space that includes safe pedestrian walkways, a longer train platform to reduce overcrowding and Bus and Train Tracker displays throughout. This $280M project represents a significant investment in Chicago’s South Side. For more information on the project to improve the station and bus terminal areas, visit: #cta #chicago #ctaredline #redline #transit #pacebus #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #trains #buses #rapidtransit #roseland #princetonpark #westchesterfield #longwoodmanor #95thdanryan
Leave the driving to us this #NewYearsEve ! @CTA and @MillerLite are providing #FREE rail and bus service on Dec. 31st from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. #HappyNewYear2019 !
Another photo for your Friday, from the same spot as the pic we posted last week: here's a shot from the same location—Pulaski, on the Green Line—looking west toward the end of the line at Harlem/Lake as two trains pass through West Garfield Park. #chicago #cta #ctagreenline #westgarfieldpark #trains #transit #railways #rapidtransit #railroad #station #city #nightphotography #glowing #publictransport #publictransit #publictransportation
We’ll be your #designateddriver this #NewYearsEve ! #FREE rides, sponsored by Miller Lite, on buses on trains from 10 pm Mon. Dec. 31 to 4 am Tues. Jan. 1. Plan your evening here:
We've begun piloting new digital information screens on board two buses, currently on the #20 Madison route! Modeled after digital screens utilized by transit systems abroad, we're testing this new technology to see whether customers will find the real-time updates useful and helpful. The easy-to-read digital displays offer passengers real-time travel information, including estimated arrival times for multiple upcoming stops, transfer information for other CTA services, CTA service alerts including reroutes, persistent indication when a stop has been requested and more, supplementing the existing visual and audio service information already available on all CTA buses. The final design of these display screens may change based on feedback and suggestions received from bus customers.
A photo for your Friday: A Green Line train departs Pulaski on the Lake St. ‘L’ under a glowing layer of clouds on its way to downtown and Cottage Grove. #chicago #westgarfieldpark #skyline #night #train #transit #publictransit #publictransport #railways #tracks #city #glow #nightphotography #cta
Here are some pics from our 2018 @Allstate CTA Holiday Train (and Elves Workshop Train along with it) this weekend as it made its way across the city on the Red Line. Today is the last day to spot it downtown, on the Purple Line Express! Schedule: #holidaytrain #cta #chicago #ctaholidaytrain #santa #transit #trains
For more than 25 years, CTA employees have donated their time and resources to ensure needy families throughout Chicago have a happy holiday season! On Sunday, Dec 16, CTA employees helped distribute 500 holiday gift baskets – filled with all the trimming for a complete holiday meal – on the Red, Green, Pink and Blue lines. Since 1992, Santa and his elves have delivered more than 7,500 food baskets to a number of community organizations that help the needy. #cta #chicago #chicagocta #charity #kindness #holidaytrain #publictransit #publictransport
Recently, our 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal Project on the South Side reached a significant construction milestone! Structural elements of a unique pedestrian bridge, spanning 150 feet across 95th Street, was installed between the north and south terminals of the new station, which is being completely rebuilt to better serve transit customers. Installed in three sections – each weighing more than 73,000 pounds – the new pedestrian bridge will create a safe, accessible and weather-proof way for customers to travel between the two terminals of the new 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal. Here are some pics of the installation! #cta #chicago #transit #construction #ctaredline #steel #publictransit #infrastructure #publictransport
Here's a historical pic of an earlier version of the CTA #HolidayTrain in 1994 on the Congress Branch (now Forest Park Branch) of our Blue Line route! The 2018 Allstate CTA Holiday Train moves to the Blue Line today—find schedules at! #tbt #ctaholidaytrain
The Allstate CTA Holiday Train is on the Orange and Brown Lines again today, and the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus is on the #22 Clark! Find info on how to find them at!
The Allstate CTA Holiday Train moves to the Brown and Orange Lines today, while the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus is back on route 56 Milwaukee! Schedules and more:
The Allstate CTA Holiday Train is back on the Orange and Green lines and the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus premieres on Rt 56 Milwaukee today! Find schedules at
A good tote bag is a must for CTA commuters! Check out our newest bag – the CTA River Crossing weekender tote – as well as our other sturdy, stylish options at
The Allstate CTA Holiday Train is on the Green Line today! Find the schedule for today and more at #holidaytrain 🎅🎄🚊
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