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The "EL"(also written "L")is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It is the second longest rapid transit system in total track mileage in the United States, after the New York City Subway.The oldest sections of the 'L' started operating in 1892.The 'L' consists of eight rapid transit lines laid out in a spoke-hub distribution paradigm mainly focusing transit towards the Loop. Although the 'L' gained its nickname because large parts of the system are elevated,portions of the network are underground, at grade level, or open cut.

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For transportation freak like me,it was really a great expirence to use these trains for a week.They may not be modern,but they certainly have their charm.And I must admit,it was one of the reasons why I went to Chicago.

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