|I wasn't really sure how to describe it, so I hope this picture suffices.|
|Two entrances in one!|
|Blurry, but you can see how gross it is.|
|I love this mezzanine.|
|Well, I like it.|
|Well, I suppose the pipes seem a little more conspicuous here...|
Ridership: This is definitely the big Fenway Park station. I believe the MBTA runs special Green Line trips here on game days to serve the hoards of baseball fans. I believe there are also a few B.U. buildings around here, so students may also use this station.
Pros: I really like the busway, especially since it even exists. Most stations in Boston have their bus connections at random street intersections that are impossible to find (I'm looking at you, Downtown Crossing), but Kenmore has a proper busway. I also like the modern mezzanine, and the platforms, though some may find the latter to be bland and ugly. Oh, and the countdown clocks. You can't forget about the countdown clocks.
Cons: As I said, some may find the platform bland. But what's worse, in my opinion, are the really ugly passageways used to get to the mezzanine. Also, bus connections are rather slim. Finally, the countdown clocks don't show the time, but they're still the only ones on the system and are pretty cool anyway.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Right near the station is a typical massive Barnes and Noble. It seems like there are less bookstores everyday, but it's nice that this one is still there.
Final Verdict: 7/10
I think overall, this is a really nice station. The mezzanine is modern, the busway is fantastic, and the platforms are nice, in my opinion. Though bus connections are slim and that passageway is disgusting, this is still a pretty good station.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
A renovated Yawkey Station is set to open Monday, when the new Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail schedule kicks in. It will be the MBTA's first "zero net energy" station, with solar panels and a photovoltaic power plant next to it. The full station is set to open in 2017.