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Bensonville is a Milwaukee West Line Station at the Southwest Corner of O'Hare International Airport, and the new Runway 10R which opened on October 15, 2015. The railroad has been passing through Bensonville a lot longer than the airport has existed. The current station consists of two side platforms that run between the grade-crossings of Addison Street and Center Street, with additional sections of platforms east of Center Street (running halfway to the grade-crossing of York Road). The station has a small brick station house with a green spanish tile roof on the Inbound platform. Inside is a waiting room with cream cinderblock walls and a ticket office that was permanently closed on April 15, 2016 (there is still a closure sign in the window). Both platforms also have two shelters each with Green Spanish tiled roofs for waiting passengers. Parking is in a small lot on the Inbound side of the station. The Outbound platform is basically an extra-wide sidewalk of parallel Main Street that has angled parking along the platform.
All Photos taken on 5 June, 2017 on a visit by bicycle

Across from the start of the station, some construction is going on on the outbound platform
In the parking lot behind the platform
The depot with a Green Spanish tile roof
The drop-off area in front of the depot
The small indoor waiting area
The closed ticket window
The ticket window and sign that it has been closed for over a year
On the recently rebuilt inbound platform, a nice new tiled surface and tactile warning strip
The little extreme end of the platforms across Center Street
Shelters are on both platforms
A sign with faded letters and strangely all caps
The grade-crossing of Center Street in the middle of the platforms
View down the tracks to the main portion of the platforms
There is a bike repair station on the inbound platform
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