|The Walnut Street entrance.|
|On the platform.|
|Looking down the platform.|
|The remains of an old platform.|
|A train leaving around the curve.|
Ridership: This is the the station with the second-worst ridership on the Worcester Line, just ahead of West Newton (another I-90 stop). However, although Newtonville only gets 293 inbound riders per weekday, perhaps it gets outbound ridership, too. It has a few bus connections, after all, and it's still pretty urban and close to Boston.
Pros: Advantages over Auburndale: the stairs aren't scary and there's one nice bench. That is all.
Cons: Everything else that was wrong with Auburndale. Loud cars! Decrepit shelter! Not accessible! Only one platform! Strange litter everywhere (though to a lesser extent than Auburndale)! The list goes on and on! Does parking here even exist? Who knows?!
Nearby and Noteworthy: There's a lovely downtown here with small businesses housed in old-looking buildings. Also, this station is right near that Star Market through which I-90 runs, which is interesting. I mean, I'm sure it's just a generic supermarket, but the highway running under it is kinda cool!
Final Verdict: 2/10
Look! One point better than Auburndale! A 2/10? That's almost a 3/10! Visit Newtonville, guys, it's really worth it. Way better than Auburndale, lemme tell you. Honestly, though, the I-90 stations are so good that you should just visit them all! Especially if you like, um, litter. Or...cars. Or something.
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