|Oh, come on, sun, why do you have to get in the way?|
|Looking down the middle.|
|The mezzanine is visible beyond the fare gates.|
|Believe me, it was very hard to get a decent picture of the platform.|
|A blurry train.|
|Another blurry train...from above.|
Ridership: Like its neighbor to the north, Broadway, Andrew doesn't get too much ridership - only about 6,425 riders per weekday. Similarly to Broadway, Andrew's surroundings are industrial, though this station also serves some residential neighborhoods. The nearby South Bay Center probably contributes some ridership from shoppers, as well.
Pros: Fully-sheltered busways are always a plus, and Andrew has decent bus connections in general. It's also straightforward, and I like how the exits from the platform are symmetrical (nothing like some good ol' symmetry).
Cons: The aesthetics, of course. Aside from the outside building, I find this station to be generally dark and dingy. I mean, the mezzanine has a deteriorating wall, for heaven's sake! Oh, also, there are the popcorn ceilings. I mean, come on - Andrew was renovated in 1994, not 1963!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Are you looking for a massive suburban shopping mall right in Boston? Then make the not-at-all pedestrian friendly walk to the South Bay Center and get all your shopping needs fulfilled!
Final Verdict: 6/10
There are a lot of stations that would get significantly higher scores if I didn't take aesthetics into account. But I believe that commuters' overall experience should not only be easy, but also look nice. Andrew does not look nice. It is dark, dingy, and dirty. Thus...6/10.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
Hey, you know that elusive Green Line extension? Yeah, it's been pushed back again.