TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN ILLINOIS

PRESENT AND PAST


CHICAGO AREA

EAST ST. LOUIS AREA

ADDITIONAL MAJOR CITIES

Includes current transit systems with web links.

SMALLER CITIES


FURTHER INFORMATION

More detailed information on the large city transit systems, present and past.

Chicago
Champaign/Urbana
East St. Louis Area
Kankakee
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield


Outside Chicago, many streetcar systems in Illinois were part of Illinois Power & Light Co., a subsidiary of North American Light & Power Co., which also operated various connecting interurban lines. By the end of 1936, all local lines were disposed of, except in Peoria. Many of these transit systems were sold in 1936 to the newly formed National City Lines, in the first major cases of "bustitution", or conversion of streetcar systems to buses.


Go to Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site