|An entrance to the station.|
|The station's bus stop.|
|The parking garage!|
|The station...viewed from above.|
|A train heading to Park Street (this was the day before Government Center would open).|
Ridership: This is the third least-used station on the D Line, with 957 riders per weekday. This is probably due to the fact that the station has golf courses on two sides and suburban houses on the other two. I imagine that the Woodland Station Apartments contribute good ridership, though.
Pros: Woodland certainly functions well as a station, and the apartment building does provide an easy commute for its residents. Plus, the fact that it has a parking garage is great, and makes the station an alternative to Riverside. Finally, it's great the MWRTA provides commuter service here, so people can ride to their jobs in the Metrowest area.
Cons: Oh...only the aesthetics. It's, um, too modern. Compared to the rest of the D. Gosh, do I have a flimsy argument here.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Unless you like to get to get your putt on at the golf course, there isn't much around Woodland. Also, it seems like it would be hard to lug all of your golf clubs onto the Green Line.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Okay, I've had to throw my traditionalist views out the window for this one - perhaps the same window through which Woodland's tranquility was thrown. Yes, it may not have that classic D Line peacefulness, and it may look overly modern and fake, but...well, the place still functions well. And ultimately, that's the most important aspect of any station.
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