|I mean...okay, it's kind of elevated.|
|A marshy view.|
|It's amazing how organized all those cars look.|
|A train coming into the station.|
Ridership: This is the third busiest station on the Greenbush Line, with an average of 405 riders per weekday. There weren't too many people at the station when I was there, but that's because we were waiting for an inbound train in the evening rush hour. The train wasn't crowded, either.
Pros: The platform is high level, with stairs and a ramp both going up to the elevated station, making it accessible. The parking lot is huge considering East Weymouth's ridership, plus it has some nice amenities (I particularly like that siren thing). I also like the marsh view from the station - it just makes everything seem more peaceful.
Cons: But something that isn't peaceful is the electricity running overhead. Seriously, when you're waiting here, there's always that hum of power running through. Personally, I find it kind of annoying. I also wish that bus-train connections were better advertised, both at the station with signage and on the 222 with announcements. Currently, neither of these exist.
Nearby and Noteworthy: This is the closest station to Jackson Square, which as I've mentioned before, seems relatively interesting.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Well, I came to like this station a lot more than I thought I would. And it's not just because it's elevated, though that marshy view does play a big part in my appreciation of East Weymouth. But also, the station has a big parking lot, great amenities, and is accessible. Sure, the electricity may be a little annoying and the connections could be better advertised, but when you get right down to it, this is a pretty good station.
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