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Cicero is a Blue Line Station located in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway. The station has the standard island platform with a canopy covering its entire length. There is a single open entrance at the eastern end of the platform. Here a gradual ramp with plexiglass walls and railings leads up to a small station house with blue tiled walls and glass doors out to the west side of Cicero Avenue. There was once another entrance accessed by another long gradual ramp to a similar station house with blue tiled walls. This one is along a footbridge across the Eisenhower expressway that is still open and allows pedestrians to connect between two disjointed portions of Lavergne Avenue (closed since 1977). This closed entrance has a cream colored plywood wall with a door at track level (with panels covering the first few support beams of the ramp) before the ramp continues without any fencing and reaches the former station house with a similar cream colored plywood wall blocking the entrance.
Photos 1-4 taken on 16 July, 2009, 5-20 on 3 August, 2012

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The closed exit viewed out the window of a car on the Eisenhower
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The walkway has no railings
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A chain link fence closes off the entrance house on the overpass side
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The main ramp up to the station exit
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#3000 headed towards O'Hare leaves the station
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#3000 has left the station
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A platform sign on a mesh windscreen
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The ramp up to the one exit
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The plywood wall that closes off the ramp to the closed exit to Lavergne Avenue
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The Closed sign has gotten a bit of paint on it
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panels surround the closed exit ramp up to a blue station house
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Zooming up to the main station house
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A platform sign
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A Not In Service train bypasses the station
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The blur of a Harlem-bound train starting to bypass the station
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Last Updated: 5 October, 2012
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