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Thorndale is a north side embankment station that has a single narrow wooden island platform that has simply a bare platform edge. This platform has a simple canopy held up by white support beams expect for about a car length at the southern end of the platform. To leave the platform in the middle of it are two staircases surrounded by metal silver mesh windscreens. These lead down to a landing directly across from each other, beneath the concrete elevated viaduct and doors that lead into a station house beneath the elevated embankment. Here there are two turnstiles across from an original cashiers booth dating from the station's opening in 1921. The walls are made out of tile and concrete supports that hold up the viaduct are inside the station house. Outside of fare control before the turnstiles is a newsstand simply named Concession. Next are doors out to the north side of Thorndale Avenue inside a brick facade between two businesses complete with old style light fixtures. There is a modern illuminated by a florescent light sign for the station and an old CTA Metropolitan Transit logo above the entrance doors. The stop was renovated after I visited and closed from August 17 to September 28, 2012.
All photos taken on 25 October, 2011

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An old directional sign for trains north to Howard and south to Loop-South Side
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One of two narrow staircases down to the exit
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A bike on a bike rack inside the small station house
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Two staircases lead up to the island platform
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Looking back towards the two turnstiles and cashiers booth
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The FVM and original cashier's booth
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The main station entrance
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An old CTA logo above the station doors
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Stepping away from the elevated structure
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