|Looking down the platform.|
|On the inbound side.|
|A train coming into the station...|
|...and heading into the portal.|
Ridership: With 2,650 riders per day, Northeastern is the 10th busiest Green Line branch stop. Most of this ridership comes from students (of course), and lots of 'em. It's too bad they have to rely on the worst branch of the Green Line, but I digress.
Pros: In terms of street running stations, this one is great. It has a wide platform with a good amount of shelter and lots of benches, plus those trees really add a lot of character.
Cons: The shelters have a bit of peeling paint, and this station just isn't as nice as Museum of Fine Arts a few blocks away. Also, the fact that Ruggles is located 0.2 miles from here is kind of insulting - that's a much better station on a more reliable line that's only 4 minutes of extra walking! Seriously, just don't trust the E. Ever.
Nearby and Noteworthy: The surroundings are mostly college buildings, and the student-oriented businesses and restaurants usually associated with them. It's a pretty busy place.
Final Verdict: 7/10
It may be simple, but Northeastern is definitely one of the better Green Line street stops. Its platform is a good width, with lots of shelter and seating, plus it's accessible. Yes, it may be on the unreliable E, but the 39 stops right next to the station if you'd rather take that. Also, Ruggles is only a few minutes away. Basically, the E Line will always be terrible, but at least its stations are nice.
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