Chicago: Ride the Rails
Brown Line in Real Time. Hop aboard, and enjoy the ride.
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min. 36 sec.
Video by: CTAConnections
Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit in Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs, including the trains of the Chicago “L” and CTA bus service.
The Chicago “L” (short for “elevated”) 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 third busiest rail mass transit system in the United States after the New York City Subway and Washington Metro.
The CTA has more than 224 miles of railroad tracks across Chicago and surrounding suburbs, serving the agency’s eight rail lines. In an average weekday, there are about 2,200 train trips making stops at the system’s 145 rail stations.