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Grand/Cicero is a modern Milwakee West Line Station which opened on December 11, 2006 as a new station to combine the former Cragin and Hermosa Stations which were closed that same day. This station is along a busy commercial corridor Cicero Avenue, unlike the former stations that were in small neighborhoods. Like the stations Grand/Cicero replaced the station only recieves service during weekdays, primarily during rush hours with limited service. The North Central Service follows the Milwaukee West Line out of Chicago but skips this station.

The stop has two modern side platforms for the three track line. The Outbound platform has a few ground-level boarding areas so a train can stop on the middle track but there are no pedestrian crossings between the platfroms. Just south of the Inbound platform is a track for the Chicago Belt Railroad that switches off the Milwaukee West Main Line in the facinity of the station. Each platform has two orange-cream brick with silver gabled roof shelter structures, the larger ones are towards the eastern ends of the platforms and surrounds an elevator and staircase down to the east side of Cicero Road. Just staircases lead up to the platforms from the west side of Cicero Road.
All Photos taken on 31 October, 2011

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The blur of a Metra train passing above through the station
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Metra is engraved in the concrete at the station entrances
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Entrance from the western side of the street
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Up to one of the platforms
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Across from a platform entrance
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Another station house on the Inbound platform just before the Chicago Belt railway switches off (with switches for the two track railway on both sides of the station)
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Structure for a staircase
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Across from the elevator and staircase from the Inbound platform
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A small station sign hanging from the shelter structure
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A waiting area on the Outbound platform
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Looking down the other staircase off the Outbound platform
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A Metra Grand/Cicero sign
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Inside the waiting area on the outbound platform
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Heading down off the outbound platform past the elevator
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The quiet Metra Station above busy Cicero Avenue
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