CTA Train Tracker by Text

CTA Train Tracker SM by Text (beta) allows you to get estimated arrivals from CTA Train Tracker on a wide range of phones and mobile devices.

This service is a public beta (this means it's in testing) and your feedback is both welcome and encouraged. If you experience a problem or have ideas on how the service could be better, please let us know right away.

Basic instructions

Text "CTATRAIN [stopcode]" to 41411 for estimated arrivals, where "[stopid]" is the corresponding code below.

Note: Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier first. If you need help, e-mail us at feedback@transitchicago.com.

Complete list of stop codes

The following codes have been assigned to each of CTA's stations to make it easier to remember what to text.


Station name Served by these lines Stop Code
18th Pink 18TH
35th-Bronzeville-IIT Green 35GR
35th/Archer Orange 35OR
43rd Green 43RD
47th Green 47GR
47th Red 47RE
51st Green 51ST
54th/Cermak Pink 54TH
63rd Red 63RD
69th Red 69TH
79th Red 79TH
87th Red 87TH
95th Red 95TH
Adams/Wabash Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple ADAM
Addison Blue ADBL
Addison Brown ADBR
Addison Red ADRE
Argyle Red ARGY
Armitage Brown, Purple ARMI
Ashland/63rd Green 63AS
Ashland Green, Pink ASHL
Ashland Orange ASHO
Austin Blue AUSB
Austin Green AUSG
Belmont Red, Brown, Purple BELM
Belmont Blue BELB
Berwyn Red BERW
Bryn Mawr Red BRYN
California Pink CALP
California Green CALG
California Blue CALB
Central Park Pink CNPK
Central Green CENG
Central Purple CENP
Cermak-Chinatown Red CHNA
Chicago Blue CHIB
Chicago Brown, Purple CHIF
Chicago Red CHIR
Cicero Pink CICP
Cicero Blue CICF
Cicero Green CICG
Clark/Division Red CDIV
Clark/Lake Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple CLKL
Clinton Blue CLIB
Clinton Green, Pink CLIL
Conservatory-Central Park Drive Green CONS
Cumberland Blue CUMB
Damen Brown DMNB
Damen Pink DMPK
Damen Blue DAMO
Davis Purple DAVI
Dempster Purple DEMP
Dempster-Skokie Yellow DESK
Diversey Brown, Purple DIVR
Division Blue DIVI
Cottage Grove Green COTT
Forest Park Blue FORP
Foster Purple FOST
Francisco Brown FRAN
Fullerton Red, Brown, Purple FULL
Garfield Green GARG
Garfield Red GARR
Grand Blue GRBL
Grand Red GRRE
Granville Red GRAN
Halsted Green HALG
Halsted Orange HALO
Harlem (Forest Park Branch) Blue HARF
Harlem Green HARL
Harlem (O'Hare Branch Blue HARO
Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple HWLC
Harrison Red HARR
Howard Red, Purple, Yellow HWRD
Illinois Medical District Blue ILMD
Indiana Green INDI
Irving Park Blue IRVO
Irving Park Brown IRVB
Jackson Blue JACB
Jackson Red JACR
Jarvis Red JARV
Jefferson Park Blue JPRK
Kedzie Brown KEDB
Kedzie Pink KEDP
Kedzie Green KEDG
Kedzie-Homan Blue KEDH
Kedzie Orange KEDO
Kimball Brown KIMB
King Drive Green KING
Kostner Pink KOST
Lake Red LAKE
Laramie Green LARA
LaSalle Blue LASA
LaSalle/Van Buren Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple LASV
Lawrence Red LAWR
Linden Purple LIND
Logan Square Blue LOGS
Loyola Red LOYO
Madison/Wabash Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple MADW
Main Purple MAIN
Merchandise Mart Brown, Purple MART
Midway Orange MDW
Monroe Blue MONB
Monroe Red MONR
Montrose Blue MONK
Montrose Brown MONT
Morgan Green, Pink MORG
Morse Red MORS
North/Clybourn Red NCLY
Noyes Purple NOYE
Oak Park Blue OAKB
Oak Park Green OAKG
Oakton-Skokie Yellow OAKS
O'Hare Blue ORD
Paulina Brown PAUL
Polk Pink POLK
Pulaski Pink PULP
Pulaski Blue PULF
Pulaski Green PULG
Pulaski Orange PULO
Quincy/Wells Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple QUIN
Racine Blue RACN
Randolph/Wabash Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple RAND
Ridgeland Green RIDG
Rockwell Brown ROCK
Roosevelt Red, Orange, Green ROOS
Rosemont Blue ROSE
Sedgwick Brown, Purple SEDG
Sheridan Red SHER
South Boulevard Purple SOBL
Southport Brown SPRT
Sox-35th Red SOX
State/Lake Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple STLK
Thorndale Red THOR
UIC-Halsted Blue UICH
Washington/Wells Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple WASW
Washington Blue WASB
Wellington Brown, Purple WELL
Western Brown WESB
Western Pink WESP
Western (Forest Park Branch) Blue WESF
Western (O'Hare Branch) Blue WESM
Western Orange WESO
Wilson Red WILS

How to look up stop codes via text

If you're not at a computer and want to look up stop codes, simply text "ctatrain [route]" to 41411, where [route] is the line you'd like a list of stop codes for.