|Good to see an MBTA bus again.|
|The view of the Malden River was nice, but I was a bit late.|
|I wish I could remember/find where this was, because that's a pretty nice view.|
|The bus getting ready to go back to Wellington.|
Ridership: Surprisingly high: 41 people. Obviously no one took this from beginning to end; Everett Square acted as a halfway point where the people coming from Wellington were all gone and people started to feed in to go to Malden Center.
Pros: The bus serves a few residential areas in between the "main lines" with lots of routes running on them. It's also the only MBTA bus to serve the Gateway Center full time, though I believe the 99 also goes there on Saturdays.
Cons: This schedule is awful! It's every half hour during rush hour, and then every hour weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. And the service hours only go from 6 AM to 6 PM on weekdays, and 10 AM to 7 PM weekends, This is pretty darn limited.
Nearby and Noteworthy: We went by a lot of businesses, but as usual I have no idea which ones were better than others.
Final Verdict: 5/10
This bus serves a lot and gets pretty high ridership, but that schedule drags it down. This is pretty much every hour all the time, which doesn't seem like enough. They could at least make it start a little earlier and end a little later on weekends.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
The MBTA has awarded its contract to build new Red and Orange Line trains to a Chinese company. Also, we can finally track the Green Line! ...on its above ground sections, at least.