|Yep, that's a typical platform for the Old Colony Lines.|
|The crowded parking lot.|
|The bus waiting area.|
|A train leaving the station.|
Ridership: Although Montello is the least-used of the three Brockton stations, it still gets a good amount of ridership. Every weekday, the station gets 655 inbound riders. However, it looks like not too many people come in by car. There are lots of houses around the station, so many riders probably walk here, while some may take the 230 or the BAT.
Pros: The station is accessible and fully high-level. Plus, it has a big parking lot and a few bike spaces. Also, since it's in a pretty dense area, Montello serves quite a few people, and it has some bus connections to boot.
Cons: Mainly, I just wish the bus shelter had a bench. You never know how long people may have to wait for a bus, and leaning against a wall for half an hour isn't the best. Also, Montello is just a boring station as a whole, feeling rather bland and quiet.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The area around the station is mostly either industrial or residential, but there are a few fast food restaurants if you head up North Montello Street. Not that you'd come to Montello for a few fast food restaurants.
Final Verdict: 7/10
I find it hard to give a station as boring as this anything higher than a 7. I mean, Montello honestly has quite a few good things about it. It's got a high-level platform, a big parking lot, and bike spaces. But...it's just so bland! Plus, there's the lack of bus benches, but admittedly, people seem to just wait on the steps to the platform. But that's not a proper bench! Okay, so most of the reason it's a 7 is because the station's boring, but the bench thing is annoying, too.
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