|The inbound entrance.|
|The inbound mezzanine.|
|The outbound platform.|
|One of the two vintage trolleys, seen from behind a fence.|
|The Silver Line stop, in all its glory.|
But we can't forget that the super, ultra, high-powered BRT Silver Line stops here! Oh, boy, what kind of fancy shelter does it get? Oh...it doesn't have a shelter. Well, I'm sure it has some comfy benches to sit on...hang on, no it doesn't. COME ON, IT'S JUST A SIGN! REALLY?
|People complain about the Green Line, but at least it's not a bus. Sorry for the Silver Line rant, but it just came up.|
Ridership: Considering how close it is to Park Street, Boylston gets a good amount of ridership. On average, 6,826 people board here every weekday. Emerson College is close by, so there could be student traffic in that number. Theatergoers, too.
Pros: The vintage trolleys! And the entrances aren't bad, either.
Cons: No accessibility, of course! Or free crossovers. Or nice-looking platforms. Or a proper bus stop. Oh, and did I mention the curve to the south of this station? It gets pretty screechy, let me tell you.
Nearby and Noteworthy: As I mentioned, Emerson College is close by, as well as the theatre district.
Final Verdict: 5/10
The only reason Boylston isn't getting a lower score is because of those old trolleys, which are admittedly quite cool. But as for the rest? No accessibility, no free crossovers, and no sense of aesthetics. And as for that curve? You can hear the trains screeching around it from above ground. Yes, I know the MBTA can't smooth it out, but it's so annoying. So...how 'bout those old trolleys, huh?
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