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Mannheim is a limited service Milwaukee West Line Station. Trains stop at the station as a flag stop during rush hours only, with 7 Chicago-bound trains (4 in the AM peak, 3 in the PM peak) and 5 Elign-bound (3 in the AM Peak, 2 in the PM peak) trains per day. The station is located in a small residential neighborhood just east of the Mannheim Road bridge across the rail line. West of the station is a large freight yard. Northwest of the station on a corner near O’Hare Airport is an industrial area that could provide some ridership to the station (and a reason why stopping trains aren’t peak direction only).

The station consists of a tiny gravel parking area (if it can be called a parking lot) there is a sign that says Metra Commuter Parking. This leads up to (no paved path with grass needing to be crossed except at the platforms eastern end) a short two car long platform on the north side of the freight yard. This platform contains a single white with brown trim shelter structure with a schedule posted inside but no seating of any kind. A pedestrian grade-crossing leads across the two mainline tracks to an identically short parallel platform of asphalt that is bare except for some station signs.
All Photos taken on 17 December, 2017 on a visit by automobile

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A Chicago-bound train has bypassed Mannheim
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The little station with a shelter
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The platform across a grassy knoll
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The closest thing to a gravel platform entrance
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The station and a car in the tiny parking lot
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The small basic shelter
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Inside the shelter, just a schedule
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Looking down towards the end of the platform that ends at gravel
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A pedestrian grade-crossing leads to the inbound platform
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In the gravel parking lot near the paltforms
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A sign along the Inbound platform across from the station on the edge of the rail yard
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Last Updated: 11 November, 2017
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