|Special thanks to Sam's camera! Mine was out of battery...|
|Heading around the side of the building.|
|The inside of the building.|
|The "transportation corner".|
|The building from the outside.|
|I...I...I think that's a train! Maybe!|
Ridership: In 2015, the station got 48,890 people, and unfortunately it seems that ridership on the Downeaster is generally decreasing. Still, that makes Wells the second-busiest station in Maine after Portland, and 134 passengers per day with only six trains isn't bad.
Pros: Wells has so much character, from the great building amenities to (especially) the Halloween decorations! The parking seems to be sufficient (and right off of I-95), and the platform is standard for the Downeaster.
Cons: That does mean the platform feels a bit bare, but the building is the best place to wait for the train, anyway.
Nearby and Noteworthy: If you come here in summer, you can use the Shoreline Explorer to get to the beach! I can't tell you how good of a beach it is, and I'm sure it gets crowded, but hey...the beach!
Final Verdict: 9/10
Even late at night, this station still felt very charming and welcoming. I'm sure it has a much different feel in the summer when it's overrun with beachgoers, but I'm sticking to my guns and giving this place a 9. Seriously, what a lovely station!
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