Pride Train returns to CTA's Red Line

Mon. June 12, 2023 3:01 PM by News Staff

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CTA’s Pride Train celebrates Chicago’s diversity and inclusiveness

The CTA’s Pride Train rolled into service today.

The train is celebrating its sixth anniversary and features a new design, which will appear on all eight cars of the train. 

“We are a progressive and open-minded organization that has long supported equality and inclusion, and we want all our riders and employees to know that no matter who they love or how they express themselves, everyone is welcomed at the CTA,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr.

This year’s train features positive and welcoming messages on board as well as a transit-inspired design of the “Philly Pride” and Transgender Pride flags, as well as the traditional Pride Flag.

In 2017, the CTA became the first major U.S. transit agency to unveil a Pride Train

"In Chicago, we're proud to champion the LGBTQIA community and will continue to make our city a beacon for freedom, hope, and love for all," said Mayor Brandon Johnson. "The Pride Train is a reminder to residents and visitors that members of the LGBTQIA community are welcome and celebrated here.

The CTA says it's the perfect ride to you to and from the annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 25 in Lakeview and Uptown.  

The 2023 Pride Train will travel the Red Line as part of regular service through this fall.

Additionally, CTA and Ventra have launched a Pride Signature Ventra Card, which is now available for purchase through the Ventra website.