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CTA Control Center - Tour 12 - Sun 2:30pm

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CTA Control Center

120 N. Racine Ave.

Chicago, IL 60607

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Chicago Transit Authority Control Center

The Control Center Theater is the heart of the CTA's 24/7 operations. In this secure 9,000-square-foot facility, controllers monitor service, power and safety for Chicago's trains, buses and transit stops in real-time on an enormous wall of monitors. They manage all movement and communication on the second largest public transit system in the country. Real-time bus management software, a train location system called QuicTrak, and access to an extensive camera network give CTA's skilled team of controllers the ability to peer into any portion of the system and work to keep things running smoothly. They communicate directly with bus and train operators and station attendants. They can also send out announcements to all transit users and stations in the system.

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RSVP Required: Step into the viewing gallery of the Control Center Theater to observe CTA staff operate—in real-time—the country's second largest public transit system.

All visitors to this site must register in advance and bring a valid photo ID. Names of all guests must be provided at time of registration. Capacity is very limited and will fill rapidly. There is no waitlist and reservations are final.

Tours will last approximately 30 minutes. Registered visitors will be emailed a form and waiver closer to the date of the event, and are asked to bring a signed copy with them to the tour in order to speed up the check-in process. All visitors subject to security check.

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CTA Control Center

120 N. Racine Ave.

Chicago, IL 60607

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