|What a generic shelter.|
|The outbound side.|
|The other exit.|
|A train leaving the station.|
Ridership: Barring Plymptonville, which only gets one train per day, this is the least-used station on the Franklin Line - Endicott only gets an average of 350 riders per weekday. I'm not entirely sure why so few people use this station, but maybe it's because it's so close to Boston that riders don't want to pay $6.25 (soon to be $6.75) to get into the city. I'm only guessing - I really have no idea.
Pros: The station has basic amenities like shelter and benches, and it feels pretty quiet and tranquil. The presence of a parking lot, no matter how small, is a good thing, and there's a good amount of bike space here.
Cons: It's not accessible for one thing, and for another...do trains really need to stop here? I mean, don't get me wrong, some people use this place. But I almost wonder if more trains should skip through. It's incredibly close to Dedham Corporate Center and Readville (both of which have excess space in their parking lots), and having some trains skip Endicott would speed up the line slightly.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Aside from a tiny business block at the end of Greenwood Ave, the surroundings of this station are entirely residential.
Final Verdict: 4/10
What if they made it a flag stop? At least make it a flag stop! Come on, it just seems pointless to have every train stop here. Is there really someone waiting here every time a train comes through? Making a station a flag stop really doesn't impact anyone, and would speed up the Franklin Line just a little bit to be able to skip by if no one's waiting. Oh, and the station itself? It's...it's a station. A boring station.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
Hey, it's been a while since I've updated this! As I alluded to earlier, the dreaded fare increase begins on July 1st, so check to see what the increased rates are.