Mattapan (Mattapan Line)

Mattapan, the namesake of its rapid transit line. So, it’s a terminal and a major bus transfer. Let’s see what’s in store, shall we?

That looks maroon rather than red. But, it’s still Helvetica!

So, the main setup here is several bus berths and countdown signs. It’s essentially similar to Nubian, however you also have a Transit Police building. The Mattapan Line platforms also have mini-highs for accessibility. Yeah, there’s just not a lot to talk about here. One busway has shelters and all the bells and whistles, while the other is just a slab of concrete. Yeah… Oh yeah, the yard for the Mattapan Line is here as well!

The Transit Police facility!
Some bus shelters and a mini-high!
Here comes a PCC!!!
Buses and the Mattapan yard!

The good: It’s probably the only Mattapan Line station (aside from Ashmont) to see any kind of nonlocal traffic, given it (& Ashmont) are major bus terminals too. However, unlike Ashmont, the Red Line isn’t here. But, hey, it could be worse!

The bad: Eh, there just isn’t a lot to talk about here, though that second busway is meh. A CharlieCard machine would also be nice.

Nearby points of interest: A few local businesses and the Neponset Esplande!

Transit connections: Mattapan Line, MBTA bus (15, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 245, 716)

Overall, it works alright for what it is. However, I still feel a CharlieCard machine and amenities on the 2nd busway would do wonders.

Rating: 6.5/10


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