|The tall, tall entrance.|
|And the other entrance.|
|The main busway.|
|Makes perfect sense!|
|The dinginess of this area isn't captured at all.|
|The entrance to the platform.|
|The platform, taken from my personal helicopter. Or the top of the parking garage.|
|A train from down below.|
Ridership: Surprisingly low - this station only gets 662 inbound riders per weekday (keep in mind that the parking garage has three hundred more spaces than that). I daresay the busway gets more ridership! Indeed, some of those Lynn buses can be pretty popular on weekdays.
Pros: It's right smack in the center of Lynn, and a huge bus hub. The parking garage is huge, and the station's elevated. It makes an attempt to look nice, but...
Cons: It doesn't. This is a dingy, dumpy station. I suppose that can be said for its surroundings, too (sorry, Lynn), though Fields Corner isn't the best neighborhood either, but I felt safe there. Is it because of its modern, well-kept station? Could be.
Nearby and Noteworthy: I'm gonna be honest, I've never been a fan of Lynn. Perhaps there's a hidden gem somewhere, but the downtown area has never been appealing to me.
Final Verdict: 5/10
As a Commuter Rail station, it's functional. It's nice that it's fully accessible, with a high-level platform. The garage is massive, there are lots of bus connections, and the station is elevated right in downtown Lynn. In fact, there are probably more good things about Lynn Station than bad. But it has such a foreboding feel - I didn't really feel safe exploring the station. Imagine what the coveted Blue Line extension out here would do for the city - if they ever built it.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
The MBTA is fining Keolis (operator of the Commuter Rail) $1.6 million because of late and dirty trains.