|Definitely a departure from the last few stops...|
|A train with some recognizable buildings in the background!|
Ridership: BU West only gets 704 riders per weekday, making it the fourth least-used station on the B. So, uh...yeah, not great.
Pros: It's definitely competent for a B Line stop. It has shelters, although they're benchless on the inbound side, and the art is especially a nice touch. Like I said, no other B Line station has artwork!
Cons: Still, the platforms are very narrow, and the barriers between them and the street are in pretty low quality. Plus, the benchless shelters are just as annoying as ever!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Possibly one reason for BU West's low ridership is that it doesn't really serve that many BU buildings (ironically, there are more of them as you go further west). Still, it covers the College of General Studies, and a few random businesses.
Final Verdict: 5/10
We've definitely experienced a drop in quality since the last few stations, and it only gets worse from here. BU West does have some nice artwork, but otherwise, its platforms are narrow, its inbound shelters are benchless, and its concrete barriers are mediocre. Yes, it's better than many other B Line stations, but that isn't saying much.
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