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Photo: CTA 2400-series cars in original livery, part of our Heritage Fleet

Charter a CTA train

Throw an ‘L’ of a party on a CTA train

Finding that unique venue for your next party, event, meeting or group excursion just got easier.

Chicago's world famous ‘L’ trains are available for chartering, with prices starting around $3,563 (plus deposit) depending on the size and length of the event. By chartering a CTA train, the limits of your venue become the limits of the city itself.

From the Downtown Loop through Chicago's unique neighborhoods to the outer reaches of the city and back, CTA trains offer a unique, and ever-changing, view of one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Trains are available for chartering any time, except weekday rush hours (approximately 6-9 am & 3-6 pm).

Food, non-alcoholic beverages, decorations, battery operated sound systems and live music are all permitted. Each car holds approximately 35 people comfortably.


For more information and pricing, contact:

Scott Cook
General Manager
Rail Operations, 
Capital Projects Oversight

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