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Halsted is the first stop on the Orange Line Extension to Midway Airport that opened on October 31, 1993. It is located on the south side of a small CN rail yard and Amtrak Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains, along with Metra's Heritage Corridor pass right in front of the station. To leave the island platform, in the middle there is an elevator with a staircase and escalator/staircase on each side. It leads to simple tiled walls with different shades of blue and out to a station house that extends along the southside of the railroad ROW, portions of the concrete walls of the ROW at the station have ivy growing on them. Inside the station house the Gateway Newsstand is the concession. Three sets of doors, one in the middle and one at each end of the station house lead out to a simple bus loop (that Google Maps labels as Green Street). This bus loop has canopies that extend from the central headhouse and another canopy that extends across the single lane to the sidewalk of Archer Avenue that the bus loop is also accessed from. Halsted Street intersects just east of the station. There is a small 31 space park'n'ride lot across Archer Avenue from the station.
Photos 1-9 taken on July 15, 2006, photos 10-22 taken on 2 August, 2012

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A modern platform sign
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This older sign has since been replaced by one with the orange color coating
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A mini-column sign
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A Loop-bound train approaches
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#3283 enters for the Loop
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Stepping off a train, the sign for the different sides of the platform is new
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#3241 leaves the station for the Loop
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#3230 leaves for Midway
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Approaching the station's turnstiles
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The canopy that covers the central entrance
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Ivy grows on the walls of the railroad embankment
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Buses in the bus loop
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Entering the station, passing the newstand
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Going up the escalator to the platform
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Last Updated: 2 September, 2012
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