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Chicago "L"

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Why Chicago's Trains Are Elevated

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Why Are CTA's Train Lines Color-Coded?

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The L (Chicago's Rapid Transit System) from Indoors

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CTA rapid transit action

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Chicago Transit Authority Fast Facts...

The Chicago "L" is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It is the fourth-largest rapid transit system in the United States in terms of total route length, at 102.8 miles (165.4 km) long, and the second-busiest rail mass transit system in the United States, after the New York City Subway.
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