|The station shelter.|
|One of the staircases out of the station.|
|The main entrance.|
|The station's main parking lot.|
|The trees obscure the train a bit as it leaves.|
Ridership: This is the third-busiest station on the Needham Line? Wow...I wasn't expecting that. With 540 riders per weekday, I guess Hersey gets most of its ridership from the fact that it doesn't have any other stations close to it.
Pros: I mean, it's the best Needham Line station, plain and simple. It has an amazing mini-high, lots of parking, and feels incredibly tranquil. Adding on to that, did I mention how great the trees are here? They just add so much to the station in terms of character, of which there's already so much!
Cons: I'm really stretching here, but Hersey is definitely pretty isolated compared to the rest of the Needham Line. If anything, though, that adds to its tranquility.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Um...anyone here like golf? There are also a few businesses outside the station, but they're nothing special.
Final Verdict: 9/10
Unless West Roxbury proves to be the greatest place ever (which I kinda doubt), Hersey is my favorite Needham Line station. It's the only one with a proper mini-high, and it feels so tranquil and nice. I'm not sure why anyone would get off here if they didn't live in the area, but you can walk to Needham Center from here or just get a train going back if you really want to see Hersey. I think it's worth it.
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