CTA (city trains & buses, the EL), Chicago

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    View of EL from Wendella Boat Tour
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    All the way with CTA -- unfortunately:(

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    Chicago has a passable transportation system -- but in bad weather [or winter -- or both] the sign on this bus would have to be changed:(

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    The "L" -- Take 2:)

    by shrimp56 Written Feb 19, 2004

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    The first elevated train in Chicago was opened in 1888. The separate lines were unified in 1911-13. The rumble of the "L" train overhead is part of the Chicago experience for sure!

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    Take the "L"

    by shrimp56 Updated Feb 19, 2004

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    Chicago's elevated trains are part of its history and its present. The "Loop" gets it's name from the elevated platforms that "loop" around the center of the business district.

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    The El -- Belmont Station

    by yooperprof Written Jan 18, 2004

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    looking toward toward Wrigley Field

    RATTLE-RATTLE-RATTLE-RATTLE-RATTLE-THURUM-THRUM-THRUM-EEK-EEK-EEK-change for the brown line-doors open on the right

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    The El!

    by LHOON Written Apr 16, 2003
    Chicago L on Lake Street

    The Elevated railway, know as the El or L, is unique to Chicago, with a network covering most of the city and an unique view from the trains.

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    just the ticket!

    by bonio Written Mar 3, 2003
    Don't forget it!

    Just a little tip, on the El do not forget to take your ticket from the machine at the entrance! Public transport is run by CTA

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    The 'El' is Chicago's subway.

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's called the 'El' because it is actually elevated and not only provides reliable transportation, but it also is a great way to see the city.

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