|The station, seen from its wheelchair ramp.|
|The southern side of the station.|
|A train stopped at the station...|
|...and another train going into the portal.|
Ridership: The ridership on the C is centered around its four "accessible" stations (although they're all technically accessible with the newer Type 8 trains), and Saint Marys Street happens to be one of them. This is the second-busiest station on the C, with an average of 1,532 riders per weekday (although that's less than half of the busiest, Coolidge Corner).
Pros: This station feels almost identical to the in-median E Line stops, which instantly makes it good. The platforms are wide, the shelters are useful, and Saint Marys Street even throws in that little plaza for bike parking!
Cons: There's definitely a lack of character here compared to stations further down the line. I mean, the right-of-way is quite leafy here, but the C gets downright beautiful as you go further west.
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are lots of restaurants and stores to be found on the north side of Beacon Street, while the south side is mostly apartments.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Don't get me wrong, Saint Marys Street is a great station, and if it were on a different line, it would probably score a 9. That said, we're on the C, and I can't help but give it a lower score when compared to some of the other gems further west.
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