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About us
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system, which provides bus and metro train service through the City of Chicago and in 35 neighboring communities.

Hours of service
Most of our train routes operate from the early morning until the late evening, as do key bus routes that cross the city.

Hours of service may vary, so be sure to check schedules or use a Trip Planner before you go.

Red Line and Blue Line train service operates at all times (24 hours per day, every day) as well as several bus routes.


Basic information

SchedulesSchedule Information


AlertsAlerts & Service Changes

Transit TrackersReal-time Arrival Information

Fare InfoFare & Ticket Information

VentraVentra (reusable fare cards)


Quick links


More information

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Plan a trip

Start (e.g. O'Hare Airport)

End (e.g. 1 N State St, Chicago, IL)

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System Status



Red Line Normal Service
Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service


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