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You can get CTA system maps and the Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide at CTA headquarters, 'L' (rail) stations, Chicago airports, and certain visitor information centers (subject to availability). You can also call Customer Service to request brochures to be mailed to you.

Find schedule brochures in our Route & System Guides.

Map brochures

System Map BrochureCTA System Map brochure

pdf Brochure (text version)

pdf Español (text version)

Note: You can find a system map that you can pan and zoom around in your browser on our Maps page.

L rail map brochure‘L’ (Rail) System Map brochure

pdf Brochure

Note: You can find just the map without the rest of the brochure content on our Maps page.

RTA MapRTA System Map brochure

This map includes information about the six county region overseen by the Regional Transportation Authority, and shows all of the Pace suburban bus routes and Metra rail lines, in addition to CTA service information.

pdf PDF Brochure (via


Downtown Transit Sightseeing GuideCTA Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide

This map shows the Loop area and North Michigan Avenue with icons that mark the major museums and sights downtown. It also shows the location of downtown hotels and includes riding instructions and information for downtown CTA service.

pdf PDF Brochure


Night Owl ServiceCTA Night Owl Service brochure

For all the Night Owls who need to get somewhere late at night. With information in English, Spanis and Polish inside and maps for all-night bus routes and rail lines.

English, Spanish and Polish
pdf PDF Brochure


Informational brochures

ADA Brochure

Accessibility brochure

The CTA is continuing to strive to be more accessible and user-friendly. This brochure contains information on how customers with disabilities can take advantage of the opportunities CTA's mainline service has to offer.

pdf Accessibility Brochure or Plain Text version

See also: Accessibility, Fares (Updated Recently)



Bike & RideBike & Ride brochure

CTA's year-round Bike and Ride Program allows bicycles on all train routes and on buses that are equipped with bike racks. Our Bike & Ride brochure provides detailed information on the program.

pdf PDF Brochure

See also: Bike & Ride in our How-To Guides


DIY Display BrochureDIY Transit Info Display brochure

Set up your very own public display screen with information from CTA Bus Tracker and CTA Train Tracker in your shop, lobby or anywhere else people might find it useful!

pdf PDF Brochure


Security TipsSecurity Tips for Bus & Rail brochure

The safety and security of our customers is and will always be top priority at the CTA. This brochure offers tips on riding smart, traveling with children and showing courtesy toward fellow CTA customers.

pdf PDF Brochure

See also: Safety & Security page


Safety Tips at Railway Grade CrossingsSafety Tips at Roadway-Rail Grade Crossings brochure

Learn the warning signs and devices that alert customers to the possible presence of a train—as well as rail grade crossing safety tips.

PDF PDF Brochure


Evacuation BrochureTrain Emergency Evacuation Instructions brochure

Learn what to do in the event of an emergency on a CTA train.

See also: Safety & Security page

PDF PDF Brochure


Train Emergency Evacuation Instructions for People with Disabilities BrochureTrain Emergency Evacuation Instructions for People with Disabilities brochure

PDF PDF Brochure (text version)