|The old station building.|
|The more boring inbound platform.|
|A ground-level view (I was going up the stairs).|
|That's a lot of benches...|
|Aww, it's a cute little one-car!|
Ridership: This is the D Line, so don't expect too much. That said, the station gets an average of almost 1,900 riders per day, which is pretty good, considering the line it's on. Most to all of this ridership is probably just local riders from around the area.
Pros: In terms of aesthetics, this is one of the better D Line stations out there. This is mostly due to the awesome old Newton Centre building, which is amazing even if it's on the outbound platform. As for the inbound platform, it still has those classic D Line wooden and heated shelters. Newton Centre has four entrances, so there are plenty of ways to get in.
Cons: One of the most important parts of any D Line station is tranquility, and unfortunately I didn't get a very tranquil feeling waiting for the train here. This was because of a noisy air conditioner outside of the old building that completely ruined any quiet, peaceful feelings this station may have had.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Tucked away in an alley is the Union Street restaurant. I ate there for lunch, and it was pretty good.
Final Verdict: 7/10
It's that typical D Line score. In regards to aesthetics, this station is excellent because of the great old Newton Centre building. Unfortunately, that radiator kind of ruined the tranquility here, and reminded me of the fact that there was civilization nearby. I'm sorry, but I like my D Line stations tranquil. Thus, I'm subtracting the extra point the building would've given the station.
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