|A train hanging out next to a 57.|
|Into the abyss you go!|
Ridership: You would think its proximity to Kenmore Square would lower ridership somewhat, but Blandford Street is right in the middle of the road for Green Line street stops - 1,540 riders per day. At least some of that is outbound ridership, as this station seems to get a good amount of it.
Pros: Having a proper shelter with a bench and everything is a RARE commodity on the B, as you'll find out. So having two on each side?? Well, we've hit a gold mine! Blandford Street is also aesthetically pleasing for the most part, with some nice bushes along the right-of-way (the track is somewhat questionable, but we'll let it slide).
Cons: The platform is essentially asphalt with a yellow line painted on it. It's pretty standard for the Green Line, but it does make it worse than similar E Line stations with their ADA platforms.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Boston University buildings are the immediate surroundings, plus you've got some nice brownstones between here and Storrow Drive. Cross Storrow, and you're at the Charles River!
Final Verdict: 7/10
Blandford Street isn't perfect, but it's a good effort regardless. The shelters are standard, the right-of-way is decent, and the ridership is pretty good. I could raise the score to an 8 if the platform was ADA (i.e. slightly raised from the ground with bumps on the yellow lines), but for now, a 7 it is.
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