There's been some discussion in the SEPTA forum about how -- or whether it's possible at all -- to have outlying commuter stations open but unattended during hours of train service without severe vandalism. On my visits to Chicago I have seen a number of suburban stations which are open and unattended, at least during daylight hours, with no signs of vandalism at all. A trainman told me, specificially in connection with Antioch, that local police are pretty vigilant in keeping an eye on the station, and people know it. I believe many of these very attractive stations were built with funds raised by the localities in one way or another and that perhaps this gives them a proprietary interest in seeing that they don't get trashed. I'd be interested in any comments about how the Chicago area manages to keep outlying stations open, unattended, and presentable.