|Wow, what a nicely-lit path!|
|My camera was drastically low on battery, so I had to settle for this slightly blurry shot...|
|My camera was dead by the time the train came, so photo credit to Sam!|
Ridership: This isn't really saying much, but North Scituate has the second-highest ridership of any Greenbush Line station. With 419 inbound riders per day, it's only beaten in passengers by its neighbor and terminus, Greenbush.
Pros: Well, the station offers plenty of parking and a typical Old Colony feel (with two shelters), but what sets North Scituate apart for me is the fact that it's ACTUALLY in a downtown! See, Old Colony Lines? You can have a station in a downtown and still feature a gigantic parking lot! Take lessons from here.
Cons: The absence of bike spaces is pretty annoying, considering there are a lot of residential neighborhoods within biking distance to North Scituate. It's also strange how long the platform is, but I guess that doesn't matter too much.
Nearby and Noteworthy: You're in a downtown! The world is your oyster! Okay, North Scituate doesn't offer too much, but there are a few restaurants and businesses in this "center" bit.
Final Verdict: 9/10
If the station wasn't in a downtown, it would be a 7 or an 8 - I mean, it's fairly typical for an Old Colony station in most respects. But the fact that it's in a downtown? Well, that changes everything! Seriously, I kinda love this stop for that.
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