Central Ave. (Mattapan Line)

Ah, density is nice. Well, welcome back to an area that isn’t suburban hell. Either way, let’s look at Central Ave.! How does it compare? Who knows. Let’s look, I guess.

Don’t hit a vehicle!

WHY IS THERE A GRADE CROSSING HERE?! I mean, I guess it’s alright enough given the relative infrequency of the Mattapan Line with only three PCCs ever being in service at any given time (out of 5), but still it’s hella busier than Capen Street and most DEFINITELY busier than Valley Road! As for the station itself, it’s pretty much the same deal as the others: shelters, benches, wastebaskets, and mini-highs. Except, all those amenities are on the MATTAPAN side! WHY?!

The crossing!

The good: It looks pretty when the area is green! It’s also got some semblance of density around the area, which I presume means ridership is in the realm of three significant figures! Also, BAT stops nearby!

The bad: The grade crossing feels a little dangerous! I saw a car almost hit a PCC! Yikes! AND WHY IS THERE NO SEATING ON THE ASHMONT PLATFORM?!

Nearby points of interest: I’m sure there’s a few businesses, but I didn’t find anything interesting.

Transit connections: Mattapan Line, MBTA bus (240), BAT (12)

Yeah, nothing else to add. But, this station kinda sucks.

Rating: 3/10


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