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47th Street/Kenwood is a simple Metra electric flagstop. Service to the station is hourly or better throughout the day, although except on rush hour weekday trains, passengers must either be standing on the platform and visible to the conductor to board, or tell the conductor if they wish to detrain. The station was renovated by Metra in 2004. A plaque at the station entrance thanks John A. McDermott who founded the Kenwood commuters association and worked with Metra to renovate the station.

The stop is an extremely simple single car wooden island platform (passengers should be in the front car to get on or off at Kenwood) in the middle of the wide four-track with two more for freight Metra Electric (ex-Illinois Central) Main Line. All access to the station is from a single staircase at the northern end of the platform. This leads down to the southern sidewalk of 47th Street underpass of the tracks that leads only to Lake Shore Drive and the Lakefront Trail. The station renovations consist of a nicer glass and brick shed with that surrounds the platform staircase that leads to a small low-level area before stairs lead up to the short high-level platform. On the platform is a waiting room with a single bench but a green gabled roof. Murals, including one with an abstract picture of a diesel Metra locomotive and maps of the area, line the 47 Street underpass and station entrance staircase.
Photos 1-5: 15 July, 2006; 6-23: 4 August, 2011; 24-28: 4 August, 2012

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Highliner MU #343 leaves on a southbound train
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The small waiting shelter on the 47th Street-Kenwood Platform
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The entrance to the slightly renovated waiting shelter
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A Metra Electric Highliner approaches
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A modern sign on the side east neighborhood side of the ROW for the Kenwood/47th Street Station
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Highliner #487 fades into the distance from the station
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The one normal 47th St./Kenwood platform sign
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A sign on the platform shelter
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Highliner #733 passes the station running express
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Highliner #733 keeps passing 47th Street on the outside Express track
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Highliner #733 fades into the distance
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The blur of a Highliner II
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Highliner #753 passes
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Highliner #750 and the back of an express train that has bypassed the station
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The staircase to the street has murals
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The blur of South Shore Line MU #33 passing the station
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Looking down the platform at South Shore Line fading into the distance
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