Oh…well, that’s what I get for complaining about Ballardvale. North Wilmington proves that things can always get worse.
|See that raised bit over there? That’s the platform.|
So yeah…what have we here? There’s a section with a Haverhill Line schedule, a wastebasket, and some newspaper boxes, but it’s not actually part of the platform. The platform is just a tiny strip of asphalt less than a car length long, and all it has on it are an awful bike rack and a bus shelter. And…I think that’s it. Wait, this station has 20 free parking spaces? Where???
Station: North Wilmington
Ridership: This stop gets 310 inbound people per day??? That’s not that many, but it’s a lot for the Haverhill Line! Also, can you imagine rush hour crowds at the tiny platform? Geez!
Pros: Sigh…free parking is nice…
Cons: There’s not much explanation necessary here. Tiny platform, bus shelter, no amenities. Capiche?
Nearby and Noteworthy: There are some suburban businesses around here, mostly in the form of pizza joints and cafés. There’s also an RMV, so I guess that’s nice…?
Final Verdict: 1/10
Blechhhhhh. Echhhhhhh. Blehhhhhhhh. 1/10.
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It looks like the ‘station’is some random street? So weird
The free parking spaces are located in an unmaintained municipal lot behind the station. It’s a one-way lot – the entrance is on Route 62 immediately east of the level crossing, and the exit is on a side street. The lot is practically closed during the winter though since they rarely if ever plow it, which would explain why you couldn’t find it.
Also the fact that you have to be in the rear 2 cars to exit here in either direction is annoying, especially because they don’t let you board at the back of the train at any other station (usually you have to board at the front where the lone multi level coach is).