|I can't stand this area.|
|It was really crowded at the station.|
|This was the most crowded Green Line train ever itself.|
Ridership: People going to conventions, most likely. But there are also a lot of apartments close to the station, so there are probably residential riders here, too.
Pros: Well, the streetcar image is kinda cool...
Cons: Okay, first of all, the one entrance (there's only one, there's another con already) has no signage whatsoever, just a big "T" sticking out of the wall. The fare gate area is bland, the staircase to the platform is bland, and the platform itself is bland (stupid pipes). On the platform, the closed exit, the hole in the wall, and the random box thing all contribute to it feeling really dirty and awful. There's also a lack of bus connections; the station's only served by three of them. And though it's only a five minute walk to the convention center, that's still fairly long and there's no signage whatsoever. That closed exit looks like it may have led closer, but...it's closed.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There's the convention center, but Newbury Street is pretty close to the station (closer, in fact). I'd much rather take a stroll down the amazing Newbury Street with its brick architecture and cute shops than go to some smelly old convention any day.
Final Verdict: 3/10
This station's even worse than Prudential. Aside from the somewhat decent entryway (though it has no signage), there's nothing of note at this station. It's all very bland, and that closed exit looks like it heads toward the convention center. Does anyone know why it's closed? Either way, it's a horrible station.
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