|I probably should've waited for that train to leave...|
|The inbound platform.|
|A train coming into the station.|
Ridership: This is the second most-used station on the MHSL, yet it's only a third of Mattapan's ridership. Central Ave gets 521 riders per weekday, and like the rest of the MHSL, they're mostly locals.
Pros: Well, Central Ave is accessible, which is a plus, I guess. And it's in a reasonably busy area, so it serves a lot.
Cons: But the fact that it's busy makes the level crossing more annoying. What if there's traffic and the trolleys can't make it through? Also, what if a collision were to occur? There aren't any barriers, after all. Other than that, the platform layout is just ridiculous, and the station feels pretty dingy overall.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are businesses close by, both south and north of the station. Of course, I have nothing specific.
Final Verdict: 4/10
This was definitely my least favorite station on the MHSL. It's dingy, the platform layout makes no sense, and the level crossing is an annoyance. I guess it does get somewhat high ridership, at least for the MHSL, but there aren't any benches to sit at for those going to Ashmont. They just have to stand, I suppose.
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