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Operator CTA
System Type Metro
Year Opened
# of Lines 7
# of Cars 1150
Mileage 169 km
Gauge Standard
Stations 140
Power 3rd Rail
Fare Media Farecards
Website CTA
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 1996
Last Visit 9/2011
% Rode 100%

Lake States Transit > Chicago
CTA or The  'L'

The Loop

Chicago is home to the famous "L". The CTA also operates two subway lines thru city center. The Loop is my favorite part of the system with up to 5 routes circling the downtown elevated structure. Tower 18 is the best level junction train watching spot for the transit fan!


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Last Updated: 02/13/18


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