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Halsted is the one intermediate stop that is still open on the Ashland (Englewood) branch of the CTA Green Line. When the line was opened to Loomis (replaced by the Englewood terminal in 1969) the branch had seven intermediate stops including Halsted. Three of these, were closed in 1949, Pershing, Princeton and Parnell. State was closed in 1973. Harvard and Wentworth survived until February 9, 1992. The final intermediate stop to close was Racine which was open until the 1994 two-year rehabilitation close for the Green Line and like others on the Green Line didn't reopen. The Racine Station though still exists with a historic station house beneath its abandoned platforms (Chicago-L.org).

The actual Halsted station is located above alleys, just south of 63rd Street meaning it has a ground-level station house. This station house is a modern one built in the 1990s with white and green striped walls. It is located on the east side of Halsted Street. After the turnstiles to reach the two side platforms there are two tall elevator shafts that extend about twenty feet above the platforms for no apparent reason. There are narrow, fenced off staircases, that lead up to doors towards the top of the towers. These elevators are at the extreme western ends of the platforms. The platforms have the usual white canopies from the renovations that cover all but the easternmost car, concrete floors and low green railings. There are secondary exits in the middle of the platforms. The Ashland-bound platform leads down to a high exit turnstile at street level, the Harlem-bound platform staircase is just fenced off. These lead down not to another street but simply an alley beneath the station between Halsted Street and Union Avenue.
Photos 1-15 taken on 3 August, 2011, 16-45 on 4 July, 2013

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Approaching the station, the towers of the elevators dominate over the neighborhood
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Approaching to the turnstiles
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Coke Machines and a sign for the two different station platforms
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Looking down the exit only staircase
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The exposed end of the platforms
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The farthest platform sign, the little H signs are printed oddly
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The 34th St farecard entrance
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A train for Ashland/63 approaches
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#2485 approaches
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#2485 for Ashland/63 enters
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This Halsted sign is half red and half green!
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Stepping off a Red Line train that is temporarily the only service to Halsted during the Dan Ryan Line reconstruction
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Car #5139 leaves Halsted
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Car #5139 keeps leaving for its final stop to Ashland/63rd
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Last Updated: 15 September, 2013
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