|Saint Paul Street's platform.|
|The platform at Pleasant Street.|
|A train heading inbound.|
Ridership: These two stations are slightly below average for the Green Line, with 1,296 riders per day at Saint Paul Street and 1,167 riders per day at Pleasant Street. As I'll discuss later, though, ridership at the latter can SPIKE on certain occasions.
Pros: Well...if you're going outbound, I guess you have sheltered seating. Good for you?
Cons: I'm done ranting about the shelters...go back and read the all-caps paragraphs if you want to hear my opinions on them. You know what I AM going to rant about? Pleasant Street! I went to an event at Agganis Arena (I saw the Cure!) and afterward, the police had to BLOCK OFF the intersection in order to accommodate the GIGANTIC amount of people trying to cram into the front door of a B train! For heaven's sake, GIVE THE PEOPLE SOME AMENITIES! YOU CAN'T PUT SUCH A TERRIBLE STATION OUTSIDE OF SUCH AN IMPORTANT ARENA!!!
Nearby and Noteworthy: More BU buildings, basically, including the arena! As you head into Brookline, however, you'll find a quiet residential neighborhood.
Final Verdict: 3/10
Andddddddd we're heading in a downward spiral! It irks me so much that these stations only have proper shelters with benches going outbound, while inbound passengers just have to stand. This is horrible for Pleasant Street in particular - once again, Agganis Arena is a huge arena! That tiny station CANNOT handle the amount of people that it gets!
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