|Some parking along the side of the police station.|
|This was taken from a moving bus, which explains its awfulness.|
|A little plaza.|
|The proper entrance to the station.|
|Up on the platform.|
|The BAT Center, complete with solar panels!|
|The inside of the BATCave...I mean, Center.|
|The businesses in the building.|
|The outdoor area.|
|Oh, right, there's also a Commuter Rail station. Um...that's fine, too.|
Ridership: Unsurprisingly, this is the busiest of the three Brockton Commuter Rail stations, and the third-busiest on the whole Old Colony system, with 778 inbound riders per weekday. And to be honest, it seems to get some degree of outbound ridership, since a few people got off a train coming from Middleborough on a Saturday! As for the BAT...well, this is the main hub of a very busy bus system, so I think you can imagine how much ridership it gets.
Pros: Okay, so the BAT Center, right? Yeah, so it's got all these cool amenities, like cafés, bathrooms, and countdown clocks! It has a whole bunch of seating, it's all indoors, and it's so awesome! Oh yeah, and then there's also the Commuter Rail station. It's high-level, which is...standard for the Old Colony. Um...it has that robotic voice, too...
Cons: Okay, all jokes aside, there really isn't much wrong with the Commuter Rail station, either. It's what you'd expect from an Old Colony station and nothing more. I guess specific signage to the BAT Center could be nice, but other than that, there are no glaring flaws here.
Nearby and Noteworthy: I mean, there's certainly a lot nearby (this is downtown Brockton, after all), but it's only noteworthy in that I wouldn't recommend spending much time here...
Final Verdict: 9/10
Yeah, I have a weakness for big Commuter Rail hub stations with lots of amenities. It has to be said, though, that most of those amenities are within the BAT Center rather than at the station itself. Indeed, if the BAT Center wasn't included in this review, the station would probably get a 7 at most (considering it's average but not bad). However, the awesomeness of the BAT's hub raises it up that extra two points. What a great place to run buses from! And...the Commuter Rail station is a fine place to run trains, I guess.
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