|One of the station entrances.|
|Well, this is...unassuming.|
|The two platforms.|
|The station...viewed from above.|
|A train on the station's curve.|
Ridership: Since I called Brookline Hills "average" for the D, Beaconsfield is probably "below average". It gets 1,075 riders per weekday, and I think the lower number can be attributed to the C being nearby - although its closest station, Dean Road, only has around 400 riders per weekday, to be fair.
Pros: It's tranquil! Yes, the wooden shelter combined with the quiet neighborhood definitely gives Beaconsfield some good ol' D Line peacefulness. Aside from that, the heated shelter is always a plus, and the station features bike spaces and parking (albeit not official parking). Finally, the fact that the station has three entrances is great, making it easier for people in the surrounding areas to get there.
Cons: Well, firstly, there's the lack of official parking - paying by meter is certainly not optimal when commuting to Boston for the day. Also, the absence of signage on the Beaconsfield Path along Clark Road is annoying. Admittedly, the neighborhood is so local that residents probably just know where it goes, but a small T symbol would still be nice.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The surrounding areas are mostly residential, so I doubt you'll find anything interesting around here. Even nearby Beacon Street is just lined with apartments rather than any retail.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Okay, Beaconsfield is your true quintessential D Line station. From the wooden shelter to the heated one to the quiet platform to even the lack of signage...yeah, it's all there. Of course, the quintessential D Line station always earns a 7, so...there you go!
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