I did an excursion to the first MBTA station to open in almost 30 years with my friend today, and I took quite a few pictures. I’m not going to do a proper review yet, since the station isn’t fully completed (they’re still working on a second entrance), but here are the pictures I took.
After this, I have some more New York Service Changes, since I went there over the three-day weekend. So look forward to that…
|Two views of the train leaving.|
|This waiting area was useful when it started pouring.|
|Looking down the platform.|
|The platform again.|
|Another nice(ish) view.|
|Some more construction.|
|You probably can’t see that very well, but it’s about Ford vehicles. Okay…|
|I love these new fare gates!|
|The other side.|
|I love these so much.|
|An odd bench.|
|The bridge leading out.|
|A new Commuter Rail locomotive going by…|
|…and over the bridge.|
|Same with an Orange Line train.|
|And finally, a plaque.|
the design looks like the Orient Heights station which is not user friendly at all.
What do you mean by "user friendly?" Functionally, the station is very straightforward. Are you talking about the aesthetics?
there are no entrance signs, anywhere! The directional sign should say "Bowdoin via State", or something like that. If you are a new user, it is not easy to know what side to wait on to go to Boston. How do you get in and out to get to the buses? There are no exit sign and although there are a lot of doors, they all say "emergency exit only".One can't just get in and out, it is like a frusterating maze. A guy working there told me that everyone was going mad when the station reopened because no one knew where to go.I am a new user and I hate it!