|The outbound platform.|
|One of Arlington's many entrances.|
|A train at the station.|
Ridership: Arlington gets an average of 8,519 riders per weekday, which is pretty high. I'd imagine a lot of tourists come here, what with the Public Gardens being right nearby.
Pros: There's a lot to like about this station, FREE CROSSOVERS being one of the major points. Other than that, the mezzanine is good overall, and this station has a plethora of entrances.
Cons: Although the platform isn't bad aesthetically, it's still a typical Green Line platform, which means it could be better. In addition, Arlington is lacking in bus connections, but Copley is one stop away and that's a major bus hub.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The Public Gardens, of course! What else is there to say?
Final Verdict: 8/10
I would probably call this my favorite Green Line station along the cluster from Boylston to Kenmore. I mean, what's not to like (aside from the bland platform)? The fact that it has so many entrances is great, and though the mezzanine's ceiling is low, I like how there is one. A lot of Green Line stations lack proper mezzanines. Oh, and also, free crossovers!
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates