|Did I mention that I love this place?|
|Such a classic shelter!|
|The inbound platform.|
|A pathway leading out of the station.|
|An inbound train leaving the station.|
Ridership: This is the busiest station on the C by far, and one of the busiest in general on the Green Line branches - it gets 3,440 riders per weekday.
Pros: Not only is this station great for functionality (wide platforms, lots of amenities, etc.), but it also has so much character. I mean, the shelters look amazing and complement the buildings around them, while the old-fashioned stylized signs are great.
Cons: I only have two qualms with this station, and they're small: number 1 is the peeling paint on the shelters, which is annoying but an easy fix; number 2 is the lack of shelters for the 66. Yes, there are benches, but what about when it rains? What are people supposed to do then?
Nearby and Noteworthy: There's so much to do in Coolidge Corner, including a movie theater and a bookstore.
Final Verdict: 10/10
You know, I had it in my mind that I wanted to give this station a 10 when I got here, and it still remains one of my favorite Green Line street stops (if not my favorite). And though it does have a few flaws, I think it's arguably the best street stop on the entire Green Line, which is why it gets a perfect score. Yes, it's not a "perfect" station, but it's pretty darn close.
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