|Sigh...what am I getting into here?|
|The mezzanine was still freezing, though.|
When it's not flooding, the mezzanine still isn't very good. It's spacious and all, but the architecture is pretty bland and ugly. And why does this station have an open skylight? For one thing, you can't see the sky because the platform roof is in the way. For another, it just makes the place colder! The mezzanine also makes sure to remind you what country we're in, with no fewer than three American flags in it.
|That station sign is comically tiny.|
|How is anyone supposed to notice this entrance?|
|A train leaving.|
Ridership: Low, as expected - with about 4,625 riders per day, this is the least-used station on the Braintree branch. Wollaston's surroundings are mostly residential, so for the most part it's used by local riders. The summer might be a different story, when Wollaston Beach is open.
Pros: It's nice that they have a sizeable parking lot and a bike cage, I suppose.
Cons: But everything else about this station is awful! The platform is imposing, the mezzanine floods all the time, and the western entrance is barely visible. Plus, it's the only Red Line station that's not accessible! How embarrassing, Wollaston!
Nearby and Noteworthy: The beach, I suppose. But actually, North Quincy is closer. You're losing more and more of my respect as we go, Wollaston.
Final Verdict: 3/10
This is just an awful station. The architecture is really dated and imposing, it floods a lot, and most importantly, it's not accessible! Since it's the only non-accessible station on the Red Line, I should probably lower this to a 2, but it does have a few good features. By that I mean one good feature, and that's the fact that there's a parking lot and bike cage here. That's still only worth a 3, though.
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