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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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For #BlackHistoryMonth , we’re proud to salute “CTA Pioneers.” This 1974 photo shows the first two female Conductors on the ‘L’ 2200-series car, as Saundra Watkins presses a button on the door control box with Marilyn Jackson and instructor Willie Mann standing beside her.
For #BlackHistoryMonth , we salute CTA Pioneers. On this Feb 14, we honor “Mr. Cub,” Ernie Banks, #14 . Banks was still an active Cubs player when he joined the Chicago Transit Board. Here in 1971, Banks poses with “Cubs game today” signs posted on the North-South train to Wrigley.
For #BlackHistoryMonth , we’re proud to salute “CTA Pioneers.” Dorval R. Carter, Jr. is the first African-American president of the CTA. As the agency’s top executive, he leads CTA’s mission to deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.
We continue to have normal service on all 'L' lines (like the Pink Line, seen here coming into Clinton). If you're traveling this evening, watch your step, give yourself some extra time just to be safe and check for any service alerts before you go at transitchicago.com/alerts
Just how do we keep our service running despite snowy weather like this morning's? Learn about how we get and stay ready for winter weather every year at transitchicago.com/winterprep
For 70 years, we've been a leader in boldly and aggressively embracing workforce diversity and inclusivity. During #BlackHistoryMonth , we proudly salute CTA pioneers and current employees, who serve our city with respect, dedication and professionalism.
If you're interested, we have these lovely posters to commemorate the completion of the Wilson Station Reconstruction project available from CTAGifts.com! #cta #posterart #art #wilson #uptown #ctaredline #ctapurpleline #railways #transit #publictransit
◀️ swipe ▶️ Getting close to 100 years old, the newly-renovated Gerber building at Wilson has never looked better! The iconic Uptown Station building, once used by both 'L' trains and North Shore Line trains to communities north of Chicago and through to Milwaukee, WI, has been faithfully restored to its architectural legacy and is now ready to serve the community as a fully-functioning retail space now that work on the Wilson renovation project is complete! In honor of the event celebrating this historic renovation project, we couldn't help but have a little fun and take a modern version of a classic photo of the station from our historical collection! #cta #chicago #chicagohistory #uptown #ctaredline #ctapurpleline #northshoreline #station #transit #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #trains #stations
ICYMI: Yesterday, we were proud to announce that the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project has been completed. This transformational project took what used to be a cramped, dimly-lit station and remade it into a modern and spacious station with convenient amenities such as elevators and escalators, wider platforms, better signage, more security cameras and new Train Tracker displays. The project also replaced outdated track that was more than 100 years old and created a new Red and Purple Express transfer point at Wilson. The final milestone in the Wilson Project was the renovation of Uptown’s iconic Gerber Building. Built in 1923, the Gerber Building has been faithfully renovated to serve the community as a fully-functioning retail space, while maintaining its iconic architectural legacy. For more information on the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project visit transitchicago.com/wilson
ICYMI: Yesterday, we announced the FastTracks program, to reduce up to 6 min off a typical round-trip commute on Red, Blue, Brown & Green lines, by repairing and upgrading rail, rail ties and electrical power in multiple locations throughout the system. FastTracks will address numerous “slow zones” where trains travel lower than optimal speed—fixing current slow zones and helping prevent others from occurring. To achieve this, crews will replace worn rail, rail ties and ballast, which are important to maintain the gauge of the track and support the trains’ weight, which will make rides smoother, more comfortable and more reliable. Also, electrical power improvements will be made along the Blue Line O’Hare branch, which when complete will allow us to run additional trains during high-ridership times – like the morning rush period on weekdays – to help address crowded trains and reduce the amount of time you have to wait on platforms. More info at transitchicago.com/fasttracks #cta #chicago #ctablueline #ctagreenline #ctapinkline #ctabrownline #ctapurpleline #publictransit #publictransport #infrastructure
ICYMI: Last week, we and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that we've selected a preferred alignment for the Red Line Extension (RLE)—a project that will extend the Red Line to 130th Street from 95th Street. The proposed 5.3-mile extension would include four new stations near 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue and 130th Street. Each of the new stations would include bus and parking facilities. The project is expected to create an estimated 6,200 jobs. Learn more about the project at transitchicago.com/redeis #cta #chicago #ctaredline #transit #rapidtransit #subways #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #urbanplanning #fernwood #roseland #westpullman #altgeldgardens #riverdale #southdeering #hegewisch
Passengers (many transferring from the Blue Line) queue for an eastbound #77 Belmont bus at Kimball. This busy transfer point will see improvements in a project, part of the Your New Blue program, which will include a community gateway, architecturally enhancing the street-level entrance to the Belmont subway station, and will improve the bus arrival/departure areas to speed bus boarding and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for pedestrians. The most visible element will be an architectural canopy above the Belmont station entrance. Designed by the Chicago architecture firm Carol Ross Barney, the canopy will provide an expanded covered area for waiting customers, while creating a strong visual identifier for both the CTA and the community. #cta #chicago #transit #publictransit #buses #stations #trainstations #publictransportation #architecture #avondale #logansquare
People cross the street while Bus 1241, in northbound service on route 4 Cottage Grove, picks up passengers at the light at 79th on its >12 mi trip from 95th/St. Lawrence/Chicago State University up to Columbus/South Water near Millennium Park on a warm, summer day. #cta #chicago #chatham #grandcrossing #eastchatham #summer #79thstreet #cottagegrove #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #buses #streets #crosswalks #transit #city
A 56 Milwaukee bus makes its way south from the busy North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection in the weeks leading up to the holidays. #cta #chicago #westtown #wickerpark #buses #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #streets #buildings #cars #chicago #chicagotransit
Keep an eye on today with a look toward Chicago transit history: Download the CTA 2018 Historical Calendar at transitchicago.com/historicalcalendar
Welcome the New Year affordably and conveniently with extra service tonight and FREE rides on all our services from 10pm to 4am. Details on our website.
Two Purple Line Express trains pass each other during Friday's evening rush, in front of a shining, new building with a curved, glassy wall that fits closely into one half of the S-shaped track curve at Wells/Hubbard. #cta #chicago #rivernorth #downtownchicago #trains #transit #publictransit #publictransport #publictransportation #railways #railroads #tracks #cities #buildings #light
A pic of the Holiday Train this year on the Lake Street ‘L’. #ctaholidaytrain #chicago #skyscrapers #city #trains #cta
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