|Two out of the four outbound entrances.|
|I like the T symbol hiding in the trees.|
|The mezzanine on the inbound side.|
|A train whizzing in.|
|Look, it's Charlie playing the bass! That made my day.|
Ridership: Well, it's the 6th worst MBTA station for ridership, so, um, it doesn't get that much. There are only 1,711 people per weekday that enter here, most of which are probably just locals. The access to Symphony Hall is convenient, but I'm not sure how many people actually use the train to get there.
Pros: The entrances are cute, and I like the historical information on the platform. Also, Charlie playing the bass in the inbound mezzanine is pretty amazing.
Cons: As for the rest: ewwww. Everything else in this station is really bland and ugly, from the hallways to the mezzanines to the platforms. Oh, and there aren't any free crossovers and it's not accessible.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Well, you've got Symphony Hall, obviously. This is also the closest station to the Mary Baker Eddy Library and the Christian Science Center.
Final Verdict: 3/10
Is Prudential better than I give it credit for? I mean, at least it's accessible, and it has free crossovers. But it's still so, so ugly. Also, so is Symphony. But Symphony lacks the accessibility and the crossovers. I still dislike this station, but for some reason I don't hate it like I do Prudential. Well, perhaps it's some sort of psychological thing. Symphony is still terrible regardless.
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