This scene is from the platform at the Cermak-Chinatown
station on the Red Line. The receding train is bound for the
State St. subway, and then will go up to Howard on the North Side.
Service along the Dan Ryan Expy. began in 1969. Until the connection to the State St. subway was built
in the early 1990s, trains continued up the ramp here to join with the
South Side "L"
tracks, out of view to the right. The Orange Line now runs across the picture on the
overpass, and the sloping connection is not in regular service.