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Divison is the most northern and last stop in the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway. The station has a single island platform that is narrow with the usual white columns along the edges of both tracks. The ceiling at first glance looks like the normal deep-bore tunnel triple barrel vault ceiling but the roofs are clearly flatter and the mezzanine where fare control is directly above the platform with just a few more steps up to the street. The reason for this is the station was built using the cut-in-cover method. The rest of the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway is deeper, just north of the station trains emerge onto an elevated structure for Damon. The station has a slightly longer mezzanine than most Blue Line stations with two staircases leading up to it at slightly different points. The southern one leads up to just a high exit turnstile, this is closest to the streetstair (with unique white sides) up to Polonia Triangle along Ashland Avenue between Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street. A small passageways of the mezzanine is outside fare control connecting this entrance to the one bank of turnstiles to a single staircase down to the platform below by a second streetstair up to the opposite west side of Ashland Avenue between Division and Milwaukee.
Photos 1-9 on 17 July, 2009, 10-29 on 4 July, 2013

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A Blue Line train to O'Hare stops in the station
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No Smoking and older generation signs on the platform wall
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Division Milwaukee text by a staircase
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The main fare control area, the former cashiers booth turnstiles and Exit Only high turnstile
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Turnstiles are on each side of the still original cashiers booth
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The top of the staircase with its own Exit Only High exit turnstile
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To Trains text
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Top of a street stair
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An O'Hare-bound train enters the station
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One of the staircases on the platform
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An old blue outlined Division Sign, the light behind it no longer works
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The track wall signs have been replaced with the modern standard
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Division Milwaukee text on the side of a staircase
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The exit only Out staircase on the platform
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The high exit turnstiles has been modernized, the old wooden an iron one replaced with a stainless steel one
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The passageway To Trains from the exit only staircase
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Last Updated: 29 August, 2013
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