|The station's headhouse.|
|The platform, looking down the middle.|
|A train coming in.|
Ridership: This station's tranquility can probably be credited to the fact that it has the lowest ridership on the entire Orange Line, with about 3,600 riders per weekday. Most of these riders are probably locals from the surrounding area - large houses to the west, and smaller apartments to the east.
Pros: This is a really nice, quiet station. I love little neighborhood stations like this, with mostly small side streets around them. It's busier than, say, Shawmut, but certainly still has that quiet element to it. The station is clean, and I like the art installations throughout.
Cons: Of course, this station suffers from the same problem as the rest of the Southwest Corridor: bland, 80's architecture. And once again, those weird bench shelters are pointless.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are some businesses to the immediate east of the station, including a café right across the street. And about a half mile to the west is Jamaica Plain Center, with lots of retail and a few bus connections (Green Street itself has none, though the 42 is three blocks to the east).
Final Verdict: 8/10
Having seen two Southwest Corridor stations, I think I like this one more. I can't say I'm too sure why I'm more of a Green Street fan over Roxbury Crossing, but perhaps it's because of how relaxed it is. It feels even more tranquil than the latter, though they're about the same in most other regards.
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