|Gosh, I forgot just how dingy this platform is!|
|It looks really good, though!|
|Well, not that pretty, but better than the platform.|
|The main entrance.|
|The Silver Line bus stop.|
|The much smaller second mezzanine.|
|An oddly-angled picture of the entrance.|
|My camera did not like this station, as you can see by the blurriness of that train.|
Ridership: It's pretty low - there are a little over 6,100 people who use this station every weekday. Most of these people are probably commuting to the many hospitals around the station, though there are also some residences accessible from the Tremont Street entrance.
Pros: Okay, well, it does flow really well. There's never a doubt here about where to go because of how straightforward it is. And it really does accommodate for a lot of people, at least at the main entrance.
Cons: Aesthetically, though, this station is terrible. The entrances are meh, the mezzanines are bland, and the platform is horrible. Also, there was that blob thing on the stairs. What the heck was that? The world may never know.
Nearby and Noteworthy: If hospitals aren't really your thing, Chinatown is close by, as well as the Theatre District.
Final Verdict: 5/10
Well, Tufts Medical Center is functional, for sure. There aren't too many MBTA stations that are this straightforward, especially on the underground section of the Orange Line (darn you, State, and your endless transfer of death). But I also like my aesthetics, and that's where this station falls flat. The platform is horrible, and the rest is just bland.
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