|Looking at the platforms from Beach Street.|
|On the platform.|
|It may be emergency exit only, but lots of people use this exit, anyway.|
|The station's main entrance.|
|The shiny mezzanine.|
|Love the wooden doors!|
|Oh, yeah, this entrance just screams "train station".|
|The mezzanine, now in fare control.|
|Even the staircase is cool!|
|Next stop, Wonderland.|
Ridership: Not bad, at least for the Blue Line. The station gets about 3,200 riders per weekday, and probably more during the summer. When it's not the summer, I assume most of those riders are either locals from the area or hospital workers.
Pros: For one thing, it's just a nice station - modern, clean, and accessible. But also, it has so many weird, unique aspects to it that make it one of the most interesting stations on the system.
Cons: Two major cons: firstly, the hospital entrance could really use some signage on the outside, as it's much closer to the beach than the main entrance. Also, why would you even use this station to get to the beach when Wonderland has the pedestrian bridge over Ocean Ave? Seriously, Wonderland is so much more accessible for beachgoers than Revere Beach is (which is ironic, considering the latter's name).
Nearby and Noteworthy: I'm not the biggest Revere Beach fan (the beach itself, not the station), but being able to ride the subway up to the beach is such a great thing to be able to do. Wonderland is better for getting to the beach, though.
Final Verdict: 9/10
This high score goes against my better judgement. However, although it has a few issues, just look at how unique this station is! It has so many weird oddities that really set it apart from other Blue Line stations, and other MBTA stations in general. If you're into strange, unique stations, Revere Beach is absolutely worth a visit.
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