|The station parking lot.|
|The station shelter.|
|Wow, this platform is beautiful!|
|The sun pokes through the trees onto this rather terrible mini-high.|
|Man, this is a great place to take pictures of trains!|
Ridership: West Roxbury's ridership is about average for the Needham Line as a whole, with 409 inbound riders per weekday. This is still pretty good, though, considering that there are three frequent bus alternatives from here, and that the station is really close to Highland.
Pros: Maybe it's because I came here on a fall day, but this station's foliage is just beautiful! Other than that, it performs all the expected functions of a Needham Line station, including a good amount of car and bike spaces.
Cons: As usual, it's a ridiculously long walk to the high-level platform, and that platform has a lot to be desired. Come on, Needham Line! All your stations have this problem!
Nearby and Noteworthy: You can find some small businesses from here by making the short walk to Centre Street, West Roxbury's main drag.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Well, I gave Highland an 8, and West Roxbury is pretty similar. Although Highland's mini-high walk isn't as bad as the one here, West Roxbury strikes back in the beauty department. Don't get me wrong, both stations are lovely, but West Roxbury is at least equally tranquil to Highland. Plus, this station gets more riders!
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