Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summit Avenue

Honestly, I don't have too much to say about Summit Ave. It's a pretty generic station, and I'm only giving it its own review because the next three stations all deserve reviews on their own, so...yeah, here's Summit Ave. Woo.

The inbound side of the station.
Of course, that's not to say Summit Ave is a bad station by any means. Its platforms are side by side this time, except this station actually knows where to put its amenities! That's right, Summit Ave has its shelter on the inbound side, as well as a newspaper box! The rest of the inbound platform is bare, as is the outbound platform, but I'm just happy that the shelter is in the right place.

A train coming into the station.
Station: Summit Ave

Ridership: This is the busiest "inaccessible" station on the C. "Summmit Ave", as the Blue Book calls it, gets 945 riders per day! I have no idea why it gets so much ridership, especially since busy Coolidge Corner is one stop away, but it certainly isn't something to complain about!

Pros: This station actually understands how ridership works, with a shelter on the inbound side! Thank you, Summit Ave!

Cons: Unfortunately, the platforms themselves are in pretty bad shape. They're no worse than other stations on the line, though.

Nearby and Noteworthy: The intersection between Beacon Street and Summit Ave has a few businesses (including an Anna's Taqueria), while the rest of the surroundings consists of apartments.

Final Verdict: 7/10
There's nothing special about Summit Ave, but it gets the job done fine. The shelter's on the right side, and that honestly sets it apart from a good amount of C Line stops. Definitely worth a solid 7.

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