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Top 10 Chicago by Elaine Glusac, Elisa Kronish

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Getting Around

1. The “L”

Short for elevated train, the “L” is nevertheless the name given to the entire CTA train network, including the sections that travel underground. The eight lines are identifiable by color: red, green, blue, brown, orange, pink, purple, and yellow. The red and blue lines run 24 hours a day (less often off-peak). Trains arrive every 5–20 minutes, and the service is fast and economical.prac_infoCTA • 312 664 7200www.transitchicago.com

2. Buses

The CTA bus network covers the entire city and suburbs, and is especially useful for reaching the lakefront, which is not served by the “L”. Look for the blue and white bus stop signs. PACE ...

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