|Looking down towards the northern entrance.|
|Heading up to the main entrance.|
|Fancy fare gates!|
|I had to do it, I couldn't resist!|
|This is incredibly bleak.|
|Meanwhile, on the other side of the station...|
|Two trains at the station.|
Ridership: According to this document, Assembly got 1,864 riders per day in 2015 - that makes it one of the least-used stations on the system. Now, I understand that it's new and maybe people aren't using it too much, so let's check out its predicted ridership: 5,000 people per day by 2030. Welllllllllllll...that puts it at around a Community College level. That's not really saying much.
Pros: For an Orange Line station, Assembly is definitely pretty in the aesthetics department. Serving a rapidly developing neighborhood, it has a simple, straightforward design that allows for the transport of lots of people...not that it'll ever have to.
Cons: Yeah, Assembly isn't the best for ridership...but it certainly has helped the development of the surrounding area. Also, I wish the station had a bit more character to make it stand out, but that's ultimately not too important, and the historical information does the job just fine.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Assemblyyyyyyyyyy Rowwwwwwwwww...yeah, okay, I don't like it as much as other people do. I'm sorry, but I find high-end clothing stores boring!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Even though I continue to forget this station exists ("Alright, next stop Wellington! Oh wait..."), it has to be said that Assembly is a pretty good one. It's clean, straightforward, and modern, and it's certainly a great way for all you shoppers out there to get to Assembly Row. That said, I don't think I'll be using it any time soon...
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