|Like I was saying...|
|Part of the busway.|
|And the other section.|
|The fact that THIS was the best platform picture I could get fills me with dread and misery.|
|A train blurring its way into the station.|
Ridership: For the Southwest Corridor, Jackson Square has reasonably high ridership, but I have to say I was expecting more. On the average weekday, the station gets 5,828 riders. A fair amount of this probably comes from the infamous Heath Street Projects, which are right next door. Also, bus passengers presumably amount to a high portion of the ridership.
Pros: Speaking of buses, there are five of them that serve Jackson Square, making it a bit of a mini-hub. As for the station itself, I love how much art it has, as well as how much natural light it gets.
Cons: Some of the architecture here can be meh. Also, the busway is a bit of a mess, what with the unsheltered benches and the hard-to-get-to second section.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are a few businesses around, but nothing seems especially interesting.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Ah, but the art calls out to me. No, seriously, I can't help but like this station. Sure, a lot of its architecture is boring and brutalist, but the windows and artwork enhance it. I love the fact that natural light gets down to the underground platform, which would be really dark otherwise. The station also has a fair amount of buses serving it, and is a decently large hub.
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