|The inbound platform.|
|A train coming in...|
Ridership: Well, I did mention it has the highest ridership in Melrose. But by "highest ridership in Melrose", I meant only about 300 per day. Most of these are locals, with very few people coming from buses, I'd imagine.
Pros: This is the only wheelchair-accessible station in both Melrose and Wakefield, which is good for Melrose Highlands, but bad for all those other stations in the towns. It's a nice station overall, with good boarding areas and a shelter on the inbound side.
Cons: Melrose Highlands could stand to have some more parking, seeing as it's the busiest station in Melrose, and the only wheelchair-accessible one.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The surroundings are mostly residential, but there are some businesses on Franklin Street and more if you walk to Main Street.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I think the beefed-up score is mostly because of that accessibility. But since this is the only accessible station in Melrose and Wakefield, I feel like it ought to have a bigger parking lot. I only wish the MBTA had the "weekday availability" stats on its website, which could help to see if the lot actually needs to be expanded. Oh well...
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