|That wastebasket is convenient.|
|A nice path for sure, but how am I supposed to know there's a train station here?|
|Not the best vantage point.|
|Lots of snow buildup on the platform.|
|The D Line looks so good in the snow!|
Ridership: Pretty standard ridership for the D - about 1,400 boardings per weekday. These are mostly just local riders from surrounding residential areas, though some people may use the station for access to the malls to the south.
Pros: It's a standard D Line station, so I really like it. It has a sizeable parking lot, and the platform has that tranquil D Line feel to it.
Cons: The entrance on Middlesex Road could really use some signage. Even a T symbol would be fine. Also, I really wish the yellow line on the platform was a bit clearer. In its current faded state, I couldn't tell where the platform began and where it ended!
Nearby and Noteworthy: The malls to the south are the most you'll get around here in terms of retail. The post office looked nice, but you know, it's a post office.
Final Verdict: 7/10
All these D Line stations seem to be getting short reviews and 7's across the board. Chestnut Hill has some flaws, namely a lack of signage and an unclear yellow line on the platform (which admittedly could mean the difference between getting run over by a train or not). However, that D Line tranquility always wins me over...
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