And here we are at the end of the Needham Line! Is there a big shiny terminus? Well, unfortunately not. There’s just Needham Heights.
|The station’s shelter.|
|A train coming into the station.|
Ridership: This is the busiest Needham Line station, with 1,104 riders per weekday. In fact, it’s the 14th busiest Commuter Rail station on the system! The majority of those passengers either walk here or are dropped off, because the parking lot can only hold a tenth of that ridership…
Pros: Well, it’s busy. And it has parking and a shelter. So…that’s nice.
Cons: Oh, you know, just the fact that the walk from the waiting area to the boarding area is insanely long! You could just walk back to Boston in the time it takes to get to that stupid boarding area! Well, okay, maybe not, but it’s still a long walk.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Yeah, there are definitely some businesses nearby, but nothing seems to be especially noteworthy.
Final Verdict: 4/10
Am I being harsh? Maybe I’m being harsh. I mean, this is a pretty barebones station to begin with – all it has is the shelter and the boarding area. So maybe the MBTA could make it less barebones by PUTTING A BENCH BETWEEN THE TWO. No, no, I’m not being harsh at all.
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