"THE "EL" CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY - CTA" CTA (city trains & buses, the EL) Tip by LoriPori

CTA (city trains & buses, the EL), Chicago: 104 reviews and 126 photos

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Getting around the city of Chicago is easy, especially when accompanied by locals who actually know where they are going - thanks David and Kristi.
Almost every bus or EL train will take you downtown for $2.00.
P.S.Be prepared to get off quick as the train doesn't stop long. (I almost got stuck on the train as I was too busy yakking with Martin).

Update: June 17, 18 and 19, 2011
While attending the VT Meet in Chicago, we had the opportunity to take the EL, to get us from the Cultural Center to Old Town. Our Chicago Greeter, Jeff, led the way. Sharon prepaid our tickets at a cost of $2.25 US each.

Chicago's EL is the rapid transit system that services the city and some surrounding suburbs. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
The oldest sections of the EL started operating in 1892, making it the second oldest Rapid Transit System in the U.S., after New York City.
Although the EL got its nickname because large parts of the system are elevated, portions of the network are underground and ground level.

Phone: 1-888-YOUR-CTA
Type: Train
Website: http://www.transitchicago.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2011
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