CTA Rapid Transit


Mid-90’s network map of the CTA rapid transit system in Chicago.

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Old school map of the ‘L’ (short for elevated) at a fascinating point in its history, with the route names listed; rather than their characteristic colors. The Orange Line to Midway was finished just a few years prior to publication, and the Green Line is shown as under construction.

This route was organized  in 1993, combining the city’s oldest (Englewood – Jackson Park) and second oldest (Lake) elevated lines. Significant rehabilitation was required due to its age, and the CTA seriously considered replacing much of the line with improvised bus service. Instead, overhaul won out and the public was notified of a two year closure only 1 month before construction commenced! The Pink Line, absent from the map, opened for service in 2006.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1995

Author: Chicago Transit Authority

Sheet Width (in): 19.00

Sheet Height (in): 24.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Visible soiling in the negative spaces and slight wear to the outer edges. Printed on thick, waxed cardboard for a durable map with bright, vivid color. Very good condition overall.


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