|Not the nicest-looking platform in the world...|
|This platform certainly feels...skinnier.|
|A train on its way to Lechmere.|
Ridership: Each weekday, the station gets 2,547 riders - slightly below Northeastern. There are still a few hospitals and schools to generate ridership by this point of the line, but you've also got a lot of local riders from apartments to the east.
Pros: I feel like I've said this with every station, but Brigham Circle has all the necessities of a street stop: shelters, accessibility, wastebaskets, and a sort-of working validator (?).
Cons: Unfortunately, Brigham Circle is slightly worse than the other stations on the line. For one thing, the platforms are much narrower due to limited space on Huntington Ave. Also, the right-of-way is just kind of generic by this point, and downright ugly in certain spots.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are a few parts of the Longwood Medical Area that this station is slightly closer to than the station of the same name. Other than that, small businesses abound to the east.
Final Verdict: 6/10
Brigham Circle is definitely the lesser of the in-median stations of the E Line. It still has all of the basic amenities you would want, but the platform isn't as wide, and it's not as pretty as the stations before it. Still, though...it's better than the street section. Stay tuned!
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