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Embark CTA – Train – Chicago L

By Embark, Inc.

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Embark CTA is an application for the CTA 'L' train system in Chicago. It is essential to all 'L' riders — from the occasional to the daily, the tourist to the commuter.

It even works without cellular signal!

It includes:
- A trip planner (no internet required)
- Station information
- Scheduled arrivals
- A handsome multi-touch 'L' system map
- Service advisories


Feedback is greatly appreciated at

Note: Embark CTA is not funded by or directly affiliated with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). These applications were made by two public transit riders who wanted to make the 'L' easier to use for all riders.

What's New in Version 2.6.3

- Updated Schedules
- Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Couldn't live without it!

Yes, it doesn't have bus schedules, but it's perfect for taking the L! The trip planner has been such a lifesaver for me! One of the next best parts about it is definitely the fact that it lets you plan ahead with what time the train will be arriving. Does it have perfect timing? No. But no app is gonna know exactly when the train is gonna show up. I'm really not sure why this gets such low reviews because I've told all of my friends to get this app and they love it. Keep up the good work, Embark!

Route-creator and locator are winning features

Best aspects of this app are (1) the route creating feature, and (2) the location services which allow you to find your nearest train station. But it is essentially just an interactive version of a paper map with a gps built in. CTA's Train tracker beta is better because what you really want to know is: WHEN IS MY TRAIN COMING?!?

Better than others

I've tried a handful of cta tracker apps and this one is my favorite because it's the only one that shows you arrival times, enabling you to fully plan your trip.

Embark CTA – Train – Chicago L
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.3
  • Size: 6.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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