Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by Passenger
 
These are structures visible from the inbound platform of the Jefferson Park METRA station.

They are adjacent to the platform and appear to have earth and grass on top.

You can just about see them here:
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I thinking these might be nothing more than structures that exist because they are necessary for the bridge over the expressway.

But it also occurs to me that they might also have been part of something otherwise demolished when the expressway / connection to CTA was built. Maybe a ramp or staircase obsoleted by the later construction.

Also, what (if anything) was under the station before the expressway?

Does anybody here know what or when?

Thank you.
  by sipes23
 
Which structure? The red building maybe a block before the yellow station (stairwell really) on the left (as you're inbound)?

I use Jefferson Park Metra reasonably often.