|The platform at BU East.|
|Standing between the two tracks at BU Central.|
|A train leaving BU East.|
Ridership: Both stops get pretty high ridership, with 1,747 people per day for BU East and 2,194 people per day for BU Central. Obviously the main demographic for these stations is students.
Pros: Conceptually, these stations could be E Line stations. They have similar shelters, rather nice right-of-ways, and ADA platforms.
Cons: However, they have one major flaw that just grinds my gears: no benches under the shelters. How hard is it to just stick a bench under there? Blandford Street managed to do it just fine!
Nearby and Noteworthy: It's all in the names: BU buildings are the order of the day here.
Final Verdict: 6/10
These would be fine stations if they actually had benches that were in the right places! Instead, they both have perfectly fine shelters, but nothing under them. What a wasted opportunity - if the common courtesy of putting benches under shelters can be considered an "opportunity".
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