|Looking at the station from the parking lot.|
|The second entrance from Beacon Street.|
|At least they thought to put some T logos up on the platform.|
|Nice view from the overpass. No train pictures, unfortunately.|
Ridership: Well, the Blue Book isn't much use because it only counts inbound riders (21, if you were wondering). Yawkey's Wikipedia page says the station had 585 daily riders in 2007, but that doesn't mean much now that it's 2015. Anyway, regular commuters here are usually headed for Kenmore, B.U., or the Longwood Medical Area.
Pros: It's nice that there's a station for commuters to the above locations. And this is a good option for people out west coming into Boston to see a baseball game. Yawkey is fully accessible with the renovation.
Cons: It's so bland, though! I would never guess that this station is brand new! And while the Beacon Street entrance isn't so bad since you can clearly see the station from there, Brookline Ave really needs some signage. This station is tucked away otherwise.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Fenway Park, and lots of bars and sports-related restaurants..
Final Verdict: 5/10
This is definitely a useful station, and it's great that it's here. But Yawkey has a lot of issues in terms of signage and aesthetics. It's so hard to find! And so boring and stark! Maybe it'll look better when they build that development? We'll see...
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