OAK PARK, Ill. — High winds on Friday, Feb. 19, disrupted service along the CTA’s Green and Pink lines, delays that extended throughout the morning and early afternoon the following day.
Trains along both lines resumed service early that afternoon. The Green Line quickly came alive, ferrying passengers across town and through the suburbs, including Oak Park, a bucolic village of about 51,000 residents.
The town is perhaps best known as the former hometown of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the birthplace of writer Ernest Hemingway. But, for ferroequinologists, it’s not a bad place to catch some railfanning action.
The station was apparently almost closed as part of a 1994 overhaul of the Green Line. It did, however, re-open when the upgraded line did in 1996.
The good news for today’s railfan is that freight trains still pass by the station in addition to the regular Green Line trains.