Oak Park
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Ridgeland is located in Oak Park and received minimal improvements during the 1994-1996 closure of the green line for its full rebuilding. It is one of 3 Green Line stations outside of the loop (all consecutively in Oak Park) that aren't ADA compliant with elevators. It retains a basically original arrangement from its 1962 opening (during a grade crossing illumination project) that relocated this CTA line to be along the south side of an embankment shared with what was then the Chicago and Northwestern and is now the Metra Union Pacific West Line. The station has a single wooden island platform that is canopied except at its eastern ends. The station has a single exit at the western end of the platform. Here a staircase leads down to a tiny station house on the south side of the embankment at the SE corner of Ridgeland Avenue and South Blvd. A few steps lead out to the street. The station house has light blue brick walls plus simple windows, parts of early 1960s attempts to add color to the design and similar to the 'bricks' found at the Blue Line station in the Douglas Expressway a half mile south of this station.
Photos 1-10 taken on 3 August, 2012; 11: February 17, 2018

A Metra Train bound for Chicago approaches the station to pass it
A Chicago-bound Metra Train approaches led by a Stainless Steel Cab Car
F59PHI #132 'City of Harvard' pushes a train past the station
F59PHI #132 'City of Harvard'
F59PHI #132 'City of Harvard' has past the platform
Passing the Ridgeland Station on a UP West Line train on a snowy night
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Last Updated: 21 February, 2018
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