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115th Street-Morgan Park is a stop on the Rock Island Line's Suburban/Beverly branch where the line stops every 4 blocks. The station's hisoric 1892 station house was severly damaged in a fire on Sunday, May 28, 2017, possibly caused by a cigerette in a trash can and had to be later demolished. A refirbishment of the station had just begun. When I visited in June 2008 some temporary fencing remains surrounding the area where the house once stood and a black bus shelter has been built adjacent to the area where the depot was demolished.

The station has two side platforms that begin at the grade-crossing of 115th Street and run north. The area that once contained the depot is along Rock Island-bound platform between the platform and Hale Avenue, with a new shelter built adjacent to the depot, and another smaller shelter closer to the street containing the parking pay stations. The Chicago-bound platform has a larger double-wide bus shelter at the southern end of the platform. A wooden pedestrian crossing still exists across the tracks in the area of the former depot although now it seems unnessary and out of place since there is no access to the northern ends of the platforms with trees running along both platforms. Parking is only along the outbound platform in parking spaces along Hale Avenue that run nearly continuosly north to 111th Street with spaces between the station's unclear which station they belong too.

All Photos taken on 10 June, 2018

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The large shelter on the Chicago-bound platform
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Looking down the platform as a Blue Island-bound train approaches
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MP36PH-3S #416 pulls a Blue Island-bound train into the station
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MP36PH-3S #416 continues entering 115th Street on a weekend local run to Blue Island
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The blur of MP36PH-3S #416 passing through the station
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Gallery Car #7278 on a stopping Blue Island-bound train with just a few rear cars open for passengers
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A train of Gallery Cars with just the rear 3 in passenger use on a weekend stops at 115th Street
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A longer than needed Blue Island-bound train departs
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A Gallery Cab Car brings up the rear of a departing train
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The new shelter on the outbound platform at 115th Street that replaced the historic station house that burned down
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The now unncessary grade-crossing in the middle of the platforms, used to be by the depot
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A platform sign
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Fencing surrounds the area where the former depot burned down
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