|This shelter is in fantastic shape, isn't it?|
|One of the staircases leading out of the station.|
|A standard Commuter Rail train...|
|...and a little CSX locomotive passing through!|
Station: West Newton
Ridership: This is the least-used Newton station, and actually the least-used station on the entire Worcester Line - it only gets 284 inbound riders per weekday. Strange, considering that it's the Newton station with the most parking.
Pros: Actually, yeah, the parking. And that's about it.
Cons: West Newton has all your typical I-90 station cons. It only has one platform, the shelter on that platform is horrible, and the noise of the highway is constant. I also hate how the staircases go from the other side of the bridges and loop around - that's so stupid! It's dingy under those bridges, man!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Nearby Washington Street has plenty of businesses and restaurants, including a local cinema!
Final Verdict: 2/10
Overall, much like the arrangement of the stations themselves, I would slot West Newton in between Auburndale and Newtonville. It has a decent fence, unlike Auburndale, but it still has horrible staircases, unlike Newtonville. The decent amount of parking is ultimately what brings this up to a 2 for me, since it's hard to find parking in such a dense area, anyway.
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