|This platform is awesome!|
|A train leaving the station.|
|The northern mezzanine.|
|And that just looks amazing.|
|The second mezzanine.|
|Ah, we can't forget about the good ol' Mattapan High Speed Line!|
|A trolley ascending into the station.|
Ridership: It's pretty high, all things considered. The Red Line gets an average of 9,293 riders per weekday, making Ashmont the busiest Red Line station south of South Station. This is also the hub of the Mattapan High Speed Line, so this is the station with the highest ridership on that line - 2,036 people per weekday.
Pros: Well, this is just a beautiful station! It's really modern, with glass and metal everywhere. It's also straightforward, including a busway that's not a total maze. Speaking of buses, there are quite a few bus connections here, as well.
Cons: For one thing, there should be better signage for the Pedal and Park. I didn't even know it existed until I took a bus from here and saw it out the window. Also, there really ought to be a free transfer to the MHSL from the Red Line. At the very least, add a proper bench to the MHSL's platform!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Actually, the surroundings of this station are surprisingly residential. There are some businesses in the immediate vicinity, as well as up Dorchester Ave, but it's mostly just houses.
Final Verdict: 9/10
Okay, so there are a couple of flaws here. The MHSL's platform could really use an actual bench, and there needs to be signage for the Pedal and Park, but honestly, this is a great station. Extra points for the amazing platform and the really cool slanted roof.
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