|The mini-high platform.|
|Further down the platform.|
|Look how crooked this is! What idiot took this photo?|
|The train ready to go back to Boston.|
Ridership: The Franklin Line is a busy one, so despite Forge Park's ridership being about average for the line, it's still pretty high. The station gets 747 riders per weekday, and I'm sure almost all of them are commuters driving in from further away. There could even be a few reverse commuters heading to office parks around the area, but that's less likely.
Pros: This is a great park-and-ride station, with lots o' parking and a bunch of amenities in the building for morning commuters. It's also accessible, unlike the other station in Franklin (just called Franklin). Finally, GATRA runs a few shuttles from here for commuters, which is useful for people who don't want to drive.
Cons: There really isn't much, but I do wish the mini-high had a bench on it - at least one. It can be annoying to walk over there to board.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Umm...there's a BJ's nearby. Who doesn't love big box stores?
Final Verdict: 8/10
Forge Park is a great park-and-ride station. The building makes it a heck of a lot more hospitable for morning commuters, and generally gives the station a bit of character. Sure, the mini-high could use a bench, but that's an easy fix. A FIX THAT SHOULD BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY. Sorry...
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