79th St./Chatham
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79th Street/Chatham 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. To leave the platform, all passengers must pass through a small wooden hunt with doors on both ends and includes an older generation Metra TVM. From here a staircase leads down to a low-level platform area where trains could stop at one of the outside express tracks. Continuing south a white wooden portal surrounds the entrance one staircase off the platform down to the south sidewalk of 79th Street's underpass, just east of Greenwood Avenue. A districtive feature just north of the station is a long abandoned railroad bridge formerly used by the Nickle Plate Road to cross the IC Line.
Photos 1-26 16 September, 2016; 27-28: 5 May 2018

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Approaching the station entrance, past a Divvy Bike Rack
The wide inset beneath the concrete underpass containing the staircase up to the platform
Heading up the single staircase to the platform
First is a short walk down this wooden platform area with emergency low-level platforms
The portal for the staircase down to the street
Up a short staircase to the 79th Street-Chatham Station entrance
A southbound Metra Electric Train #133 approaches
A platform sign and the two platform bus shelters
The blur of cars passing the short low-level platform that is basically just an entrance walkway
A Metra train passes the platform entrance
Metra Train #232 passes under the Nickel Plate Road passes
A northbound train fades into the distance
The wooden platform entrance
The TVM inside the entrance shed that once contained an automated fare control line
Another view of the entrance area/waiting room
You can push a button for heat
Passing Shore Line cars
MU #46 brings up the rear of a passing South Shore Line train
A South Shore Line train to Chicago passes under the Nickel Plate
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