75th St./Grand Crossing
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75th Street/Grand Crossing (75th Street & South Chicago Ave.) is a simple Metra flag stop (on hourly or better off-peak trains) with a small 2 to 3 car long wooden-high level island platform with two black white domed bus shelters for waiting passengers. This platform is in between the middle two tracks of the four track electrified Metra Line with two additional freight and Amtrak tracks to the east. A single staircase at the southern end of the platform leads down to a low-level platform area where trains could stop at one of the outside express tracks. Continuing south a white metal portal surrounds the one staircase off the platform down to the north sidewalk of 75th Street's underpass. Just west of the station 75th Street insects South Chicago Avenue (running at a diagonal, which crosses under the rail line south of the station) near the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue. Continuing south from the station the former New York Central (now owned by Norfolk Southern) railroad crosses above the Metra Electric (former IC) tracks at what was a grade crossing from 1853 until 1912 and is now elevated. This former crossing of two competing railroad lines gave the station and surrounding South Chicago neighborhood it's name of Grand Crossing. The Chicago Skyway runs just south and parallel to the New York Central Tracks.
Photos 16 September, 2016

The single platform staircase
The stations small bike rack
Heading up to the platform
The short low-level platform, followed by a wooden staircase
Chain at the entrance to one low-level wooden platform to the outside express track
A map and fare table on the wall of the staircase's enclosure
The chain is down on this low-level platform for the express track
A platform sign and the two platform bus shelters
The sign and fence at the northern end of the platform
The platform exit and a bus on the Chicago Skyway beyond
The shelter with a bench closer to the platform exit
The side of the embankment/viaduct before the street has no fence
Signs with different designs on the platform and on the exit
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