|Okay, so it's not totally sunken. Sorry about that.|
|The drop-off area.|
|The station's smallest parking lot.|
|A train leaving the station...|
|...and heading 'round the bend.|
Ridership: Weymouth Landing is the second least-used station on the Greenbush Line, with 375 average riders per weekday - one more person than the least-used station, West Hingham. My guess is that most people opt to use the 225 to Quincy instead, based on how much weekday ridership that bus gets. But that's for another post...
Pros: There are a bunch of great things about this station. For one thing, the platform is high-level and accessible, and has multiple sheltered portions thanks to the parts that are under roads. The sunken bits of the station look great, with some nice-looking walls. Plus, there's lots of parking here, a few bike spaces, and a drop-off/pick-up loop.
Cons: The only real con about this station to me is the fact that the parking could use better signage. The lots could be lettered A, B, and C, and there could be signs from the platform directing people to each. It might be easier to find your car that way.
Nearby and Noteworthy: South of this station is a nice-looking block of businesses lining Commercial Street. If you walk far enough, there's even an independent bookstore! Yeah, this station has some great surroundings.
Final Verdict: 9/10
I guess my prejudice that all Old Colony stations are boring was wrong! Seriously, the shelter may be bland, but I love those walls on the sunken parts of the platform. And this place has some big parking lots, a drop-off/pick-up loop, bike spaces, and a bus shelter for the 225 to make all connections incredibly easy. The parking lots could be signed better, but other than that, this station is near-perfect.
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