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Western on the Forest Park Branch (not to be confused with Western on the O'Hare branch) 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 just two turnstiles inside with yellow tiled walls and glass doors out to the west side of Western Avenue. The stop is the only one on the Eisenhower Expressway that has always lacked a secondary entrance.
Photo 1 taken on 16 July, 2009, 2-10 on 2 November, 2011 and 11-19 on 3 August, 2012

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Stuck in traffic by the station as an O'Hare bound train wrapped in an ad for American Airlines stops in the station
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A pillar sign
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A Forest Park-bound train leaves the station
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#3009 leaves the station
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A mesh windscreen on the platform
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Starting to go up the ramp to the station exit
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Approaching the Golden Yellow Brick Station house
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There are just two turnstiles and a wide gate area, there is also a tiny closet visible. The glass blocks in the brick walls add more natural light
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A side view of the station house and looking down on the station
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The main station entrance with an add outside, notice the blue roof
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A platform sign
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A column sign beneath a No Smoking sign
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A mesh windscreen by the ramp up to the station exit
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The blur of an O'Hare-bound train leaving
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Zooming along the ramp to the Golden Yellow station house
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Last Updated: 5 October, 2012
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