|I love this platform!|
|An old sign on the wall!|
|The "dodgier" end of the platform.|
|Some really cool artwork.|
|The secondary entrance.|
|A rather tight place to take a picture.|
|My camera didn't seem to like Broadway, so it gave me a bunch of blurry pictures.|
Ridership: This is one of the lesser-used Red Line stations, with only about 5,250 riders per day. This can probably be attributed to the lack of bus connections, as well as the fact that the station has mostly industrial surroundings. The exception is to the east, where there are apartments and businesses.
Pros: I love the main part of the platform. From the art to the colors to the old station sign, this is really nice. Also, the entrances are pretty good.
Cons: The extended part of the platform is kind of dumpy and dark, though. The mezzanine is quite bad, and this station doesn't have too many bus connections.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The Red Line's Cabot Yard is to the west of the station, and you can get a good view of it (as well as of the Boston skyline) from the Broadway Bridge.
Final Verdict: 6/10
This is one of those "meh" stations that has good elements to it, but isn't worth seeing because of the other bad bits. Broadway has a great platform, as least the main part of it, and the art in the station is great. But the platform gets much worse at its extended portion, and the mezzanine is terrible. The station doesn't get much ridership, either - it's one of the lowest-ridership Red Line stations, in fact.
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I feel bad for not being able to report about the MBTA of the past week. Um...well, basically, snow + old MBTA trains = bad things. Pretty much.