|The platform at Hawes Street.|
|The "plaza" at Kent Street.|
|The inbound, um, "platform" at Saint Paul Street.|
|A train at Saint Paul Street.|
Ridership: Hawes Street and Kent Street don't get many riders, with only 339 and 386 per weekday, respectively. Saint Paul Street gets significantly more, for some reason, with 849 riders per weekday.
Pros: These stations definitely have that typical C Line character. And if you're going outbound, then you're all set. Inbound, however, is a different story...
Cons: Okay, here's a little lesson for these stations: when people get on the train, almost all of them are going into the city. And so you're gonna have a lot more people waiting on the inbound platform rather than the outbound. So how about not having your inbound platforms be deteriorating messes, hmmmm?
Nearby and Noteworthy: Nothing much, just a lot of really beautiful apartments, and...wait...there's a Holiday Inn between Kent Street and Saint Paul Street?! Gosh, I always associate those with suburbia, and yet here's one right in the middle of Brookline!
Final Verdict: 5/10
Having a decent outbound platform is certainly a necessary aspect to any station. But you also need to have a good inbound platform. And most importantly, you need an inbound platform that's not tiny, decrepit, and awful. These stations all fail at that. Miserably. Still, they're nice enough in other aspects, but that inbound platform is quite important.
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