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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)

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A Linden-bound Purple Line train rolls into Clark/Lake on Thursday evening. #transit #publictransit #publictransport #trains #chicago #loop
125 years ago this week, the renowned 1893 Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) opened to the public. The Ferris wheel, Wrigley’s Gum, Quaker Oats were some notable “firsts” at the fair. As you can see, Chicagoans packed pre-CTA streetcars to see it all. http://bit.ly/2qo6nPs #tbt
Happy Earth Day, Chicago! Help us protect the planet. By using our trains and buses, you keep 400,000 vehicles off regional roads each weekday. You also help cut millions of tons of carbon emissions and save billions of gallons of gas each year. Thank you! #EarthDay2018
Want to help the planet this Earth Week? If you take our trains and buses, you’ll keep more than six million metric tons of greenhouses gases out of the atmosphere. You’ll also save yourself thousands of dollars a year in transportation costs. That’s a win-win! #EarthDay2018
We mark this Earth Week with a more energy-efficient fleet of 1,900 buses. Our hybrids cut emissions of key pollutants, including nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. And our high-tech garages allow buses to minimize engine idling during the winter. #EarthDay2018
Do you recycle? We do… and not just for Earth Week. We recycle engine oil, antifreeze and batteries at our maintenance facilities. And, our bus and rail car washer systems have built-in water recyclers, saving up to 500,000 gallons of water a week. Please recycle. #EarthDay2018
Happy Earth Week, Chicago! Consider taking a bus to work or school. It reduces car emissions and eases congestion. A full, 60-foot articulated bus can replace more than 70 cars on the road. Plus, you’ll love not paying for gas or parking! #EarthDay2018
A #ctaredline train waits for its scheduled time to depart on its next 21.5 mile trip to downtown and Howard from under the new South Terminal building at 95th/Dan Ryan. #cta #chicago #transit #publictransit #publictransportation #publictransport #trains #stations #freeways #danryan #95th #roseland #princetonpark #westchesterfield
Here are some more pics from the opening night, event and first day of service at the new South Terminal at 95th/Dan Ryan! We’re proud to announce that we’ve reached a milestone in the reconstruction of one of our busiest Red Line stations, 95th/Dan Ryan, and its bus terminal areas: the station's new South Terminal is now open! The opening of the South Terminal building, with its bright, glass-enclosed spaces, replaces what used to be a cramped and aging facility with a modern space that includes safer pedestrian walkways, a longer train platform to reduce crowding and new Bus and Train Tracker displays throughout the station and bus terminal areas. As the largest station construction project in CTA’s history, this $280M effort not only replaces a nearly 50-year-old station and bus terminal areas, but represents a significant investment in Chicago’s South Side. 95th/Dan Ryan is one of the busiest stations, with 24-hour Red Line service and over 20,000 daily bus and rail passengers. For more information on this major project to make improvements to the 95th/Dan Ryan station & terminals and read about what’s to come (along with artist renderings of what the station will look like when the project is complete), visit: https://www.transitchicago.com/95thterminal/ #cta #chicago #redline #ctaredline #95thdanryan #buses #terminal #busterminal #princetonpark #westchesterfield #roseland #longwoodmanor #beverly #transit #publictransit #publictransportation #architecture #railway #publictransport
We’re proud to announce that we’ve reached a milestone in the reconstruction of one of our busiest Red Line stations: 95th/Dan Ryan and its bus terminal areas: the station's new South Terminal is now open! The opening of the South Terminal building, with its bright, glass-enclosed spaces, replaces what used to be a cramped and aging facility with a modern space that includes safer pedestrian walkways, a longer train platform to reduce crowding and new Bus and Train Tracker displays throughout the station and bus terminal areas. As the largest station construction project in CTA’s history, this $280M effort not only replaces a nearly 50-year-old station and bus terminal areas, but represents a significant investment in Chicago’s South Side. 95th/Dan Ryan is one of the busiest stations, with 24-hour Red Line service and over 20,000 daily bus and rail passengers. For more information on this major project to make improvements to the 95th/Dan Ryan station & terminals and read about what’s to come (along with artist renderings of what the station will look like when the project is complete), visit: https://www.transitchicago.com/95thterminal/ #cta #chicago #redline #ctaredline #95thdanryan #buses #terminal #busterminal #princetonpark #westchesterfield #roseland #longwoodmanor #beverly #transit #publictransit #publictransportation #architecture #railway #publictransport
Cubs home opener today! While the crowds look familiar, Wrigleyville sure has changed in the past 83 seasons! The new Hotel Zachary, The Park at Wrigley and other buildings now occupy the spot where you see the big silos of a coal and building materials company. The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railways (often referred to as the Milwaukee Road Line) used freight cars running alongside Wrigley Field to move those materials. The CTA continued that freight service until 1973. The neighborhood continues to evolve. But one thing has remained the same for the past 70 seasons: Our buses and trains get you to Wrigley as fast and easy as a “Bryzzo” home run swing. Go Cubs! Fly The W! #transit #chicago #cubs
This week we launched a new, mobile-friendly www.transitchicago.com, with an upgraded, brighter, more modern, “responsive” design (where all pages adapt automatically to the size) of your screen. Check it out today! We ❤️ feedback: If you have ideas on how to make the site better (or spot anything needing refinement), let us know by clicking web feedback link in any page footer—we’re listening closely and even though it's only been a couple of days, we've already made a number of improvements to the site and have our team working on a bunch more based on what we're hearing people would like to see. (Thanks to everyone who’s written!) Also, check out https://www.transitchicago.com/welcome for details on what’s new—like clearer alert information, elevator statuses, accessibility improvements, better trip planner widget options, nicer bus route pages and so much more! (And click the link at the bottom of any page to tell us what YOU think!) #cta #chicago #website #design #transit #publictransit #publictransportation #information #worldwideweb #www #https #responsivedesign
The Sox home opener is today! Back in ’59 here, we used propane-powered buses to get fans to the old Comiskey Park. A lot has changed in the past 60 years, including our buses, our trains and even the home ballpark itself! But the excitement of a new season cannot be beat. Use us to get to the ole ball game and root, root, root for the White Sox all season long. Our Sox-35th Red Line stop is just a block, or an Avisail Garcia throw to home plate, away from the ballpark! And the Green Line's a short walk, too! Go Sox! Plan your trip to the ball game at https://transitchicago.com/sports #chicago #cta #ctahistory #sports #buses #comiskey #comiskeypark #soxpark #whitesox
Yikes! April isn’t supposed to be this cold. We heard you and we agree: We’re keeping our rail station heaters on, and turning back on the ones we shut off, until it warms up a bit.
A westbound 84 Peterson bus stops at Ridge Ave/Clark Street (next to Senn Park) on a warm summer day in 2017. Warm weather's almost back and we'll be here to get you to wherever summer takes you! #cta #chicago #transit #publictransit #buses #bus #firehydrant #busstop #signs #edgewater #edgewaterglen #magnoliaglen #chicagoparks #greenery
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️ Oh! And let us do the driving. Before you go, check learn about extra service/capacity (and reroutes) for events and more at http://transitchicago.com/weekend
Enjoy this first weekend of later sunsets after the clock change! #ctabrownline #sunset #daylightsavingtime #trains
Bus and rail operators don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In celebration of Transit Driver Appreciation Day #tdad , read about bus operator Lillie Meeks, who always has a bright smile and happy greeting for her customers. “I enjoy meeting new people all the time,” says Ms. Meeks, who doesn’t mind waiting for her regulars when she knows they are running late. “I especially enjoy working with those who are disabled; I always kneel my bus to make it easier for them to board.” https://goo.gl/URmkrF
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