|The station, as seen from Colbert Street.|
|The station shelter.|
|Where you actually board the train.|
|A train leaving the station. There are some people waiting to cross the tracks to the right.|
Ridership: As I mentioned, this is the least-used station on the Roslindale-West Roxbury cluster, and actually the least-used station on the whole Needham Line. It only gets about 280 inbound boardings per weekday, putting it at rank 99 for Commuter Rail ridership. That's pretty low.
Pros: It's a nice, tranquil station. It has plenty of parking, and good connections to main streets on either side. The shelter is a good place to wait, even if it is a bit ugly.
Cons: The walk from the shelter to the boarding area is annoying, but it's not too bad, especially compared to some other stations on the line (which we'll get to eventually). Other than that, I wish signage was a bit better on the main streets, and as I said, the shelter isn't too pleasant to look at.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are restaurants and stores on Centre Street to the west of the station, but I don't know anything specific, as usual.
Final Verdict: 7/10
I sort of feel like I'm reviewing a D Line station here. Bellevue has nothing that makes it stand out from the crowd (though that little drop-off area is great), but it's functional despite having a few bad features. I wish they could at least put a bench on the high-floor area so people could wait there instead.
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