|Or maybe this station is actually awful and I was right all along!|
|The station's grand main entrance.|
|Looking down the platform.|
|The shelter and other attractions.|
|The station mini-highs.|
|The train was going the wrong way!|
Ridership: Surprisingly, this is the 5th busiest station on the Franklin Line. It certainly didn't seem that busy when I was here, with most people just using it to get from one side of the tracks to the other. I'm not sure where the station's 806 average weekday riders come from, but, uh, that's how many people use this place. Aside from people driving into the station's parking lot to go into the city, I'll bet this station gets its fair share of reverse commuters due to a few nearby office parks.
Pros: This station is accessible, which gives it the edge over both of its neighbors, Endicott and Islington. Also, this station offers lots of parking for both cars and bikes, although only 25% of the automobile lot gets occupied on weekdays.
Cons: Oh man, it's just such an ugly station! I really hate the chain link fences everywhere, and they're not even necessary! All they do is inconvenience people trying to get from one side of the tracks to the other (which apparently a lot of people do). Also, the shelter on the inbound side really needs to be cleaned up; there is way too much bird feces on that bench.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Aside from Legacy Place, to which this station is surprisingly close, a Cummins plant is right next to the station. What is the Cummins plant, you ask? Take a look:
|A RIPTA bus, a Longwood shuttle, and a Peter Pan bus walked into a bar...|
Final Verdict: 6/10
If only Dedham Corporate Center wasn't accessible so I could give it a proper low score. However, it is accessible, so I have to raise its verdict a bit. Yeah, I'm really not a fan of this one. Maybe it's because I was stuck here for an hour, but I'm not the only one who thinks the place is ugly, am I?
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