83rd St./Avalon Park
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83rd Street/Avalon Park is a simple Metra flag stop (on hourly or better off-peak trains) with a small 2 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 at the southern end of the platform with doors on both ends. An older generation Metra TVM is inside. From here a staircase leads down to a very short low-level platform area where trains could stop at one of the outside express tracks. Continuing, a tall a white wooden portal surrounds the entrance one staircase off the platform down to the north sidewalk of 83rd Street's underpass.
Photos: 16 September, 2016

Signage and the Metra timetable in the 83rd Street underpass by the station entrance
The one entrance staircase beneath peeling paint
Up the staircase through the concrete to a wooden shed around it's upper level to the station
Just a few exposed steps up to the entrance shed
The low-level platform area is just long enough for two chained off low-level platform entrances
A shed and the wooden low-level platform area for boarding on an outer track
The spare entrance shed with a TVM
Two shelters and a sign that this is a flag stop
The platform exit through this shed
A DIVVY down outside the 83rd St/Avalon Park Station
An old painted ad still on the railroad ROW
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