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  • Track fire briefly slows CTA Blue Line

    Track fire briefly slows CTA Blue Line
    A small fire on the O'Hare-bound Blue Line tracks briefly delayed trains on the line this afternoon, officials said. Power on the line did not even have to be turned off as debris that was up against the electrified third rail near the Logan Square stop...
  • Free children's books Saturday on CTA Holiday Train

    Free children's books Saturday on CTA Holiday Train
    As if experiencing the CTA's Holiday Train wasn't exciting enough, Saturday's train ride comes with gifts. About 500 free children's books will be given out Saturday on the seasonal train at the Howard stop on the Red, Purple and Yellow Lines in...
  • Protesters stage CTA 'train takeover'

    Protesters stage CTA 'train takeover'
    Red Line riders got a dose of politics on their commute Friday evening when activists staged a "Black Lives Matter" protest on the CTA. "So many of the people we want to reach take the train every day," said Ethan Viets-Van Lear, 19, who performed a...
  • What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...
  • CTA riders debate 'manspreading' and bad manners

     CTA riders debate 'manspreading' and bad manners
    The practice known as "manspreading" will likely be addressed by the CTA this spring — albeit indirectly and even as riders themselves differ on how much it bothers them. In New York City, the nuisance on subways is apparently such a problem...
  • Oak Park police blotter: Man arrested in CTA Blue Line sexual abuse case

    Oak Park police blotter: Man arrested in CTA Blue Line sexual abuse case
    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park and River Forest police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. OAK PARK...
  • Man struck, killed by Red Line train

    Man struck, killed by Red Line train
    A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by a CTA Red Line train near the Loyola station Monday evening, Chicago Police said. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck about 8 p.m. Police are...
  • Chicago transit projects for 2015

    Chicago transit projects for 2015
    From Red Line and Blue Line station renovations to an express bus system in the Loop, RedEye looks at Chicago transit projects the CTA and the city are expected to tackle next year. - Ventra app: The CTA announced this year it will roll out a Ventra...
  • CTA Holiday Train pulled from service for door problem

    CTA Holiday Train pulled from service for door problem
    The holidays were cut short for some CTA riders Monday night. The CTA Holiday Train, a train adorned with lights and holiday decorations, was pulled from service Monday night after the train experienced door problems on the South Side, CTA spokesman...
  • CTA to put rats on birth control

    CTA to put rats on birth control
    The CTA said it will launch a new weapon in the war on rats next year. In addition to poisonous traps the CTA uses to kill rats, the agency plans to test new technology that would make female and male rats infertile. A pilot program is expected to start...
  • Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve

    Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve
    CTA riders can take any CTA bus or train for free again this New Year's Eve. The free rides last from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Jan. 1. The CTA has long offered a penny fare program on New Year's Eve; MillerCoors took over sponsorship of the program...