South Shore/Randoph Street Station aka Millennium rat hole needs a big airy train shed and waiting room.

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South Shore/Randoph Street Station aka Millennium rat hole needs a big airy train shed and waiting room.
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:41 AM

Here is a pic of the rat hole. I am sure that once opon a time things were better-

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Posted by n012944 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:31 PM

Central Station and Millennium Station are two different stations, located a couple of blocks apart.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:15 PM

I just noticed the brass spitoons liberaly scattered about the station. Feel sorry for the cleaning crew who had to deal with that filth.

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:21 PM

The old Central (12th Street) Station and Millenium Station are over a mile apart. And there is a heavily-used public park (Millenium Park) above the station tracks' area with the Pritzker Pavillion, Cloudgate and the Harris Theater. Besides, isn't CandOforProgress's usual transfer point a freight yard?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:55 AM

As a longtime user of Randolph Street Station, I can vouch that the whole station is a lot better than it used to be.  South Shore and Illinois Central always used separate sets of platforms, with South Shore's platforms being in the open air before Millenium Park was built.  The station area itself used to look pretty run down and a bit seedy since it didn't appear to have seen any upgrading or modernization since it was built in the 1920's.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:56 AM

I have to take the IC Electric to CSX Riverdale Yrd. or South Shore Ry. to Grand Trunk Jct in South Bend and hitch out to Elkhart.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 12:30 PM

I don't think Randolph Street station ever had a trainshed, after initial construction it was entirely open air.......no shed.    I think the way it is now makes the most efficient use of space.    It's just a commute station anyway not a intercity station where one would expect more amneties.

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