Whelp, welcome to Uphams Corner, the last zone 1A Commuter Rail station on my backlog. How good is it? Well, let’s see…
So, while Uphams Corner itself isn’t that special, being just your average Fairmount station, which means it has benches, a spot to pitch in, a red dot matrix sign, a CharlieCard reader, and of course BUS connections. So, what bus connections are here? The 15, easily. And, furthermore, unlike the station, the 15 actually gets ridership? The difference with that? The 15’s actually frequent unlike the Fairmount! Eh, about every 15 minutes or so, vs. every 45 on the Fairmount on weekdays (and 90 on weekends! Vleugh!). At least there’s art on the Dudley Street underpass, and it looks nice!
The good: It’s on a busy road, has plenty of bus connections, and plenty of amenities as well as BlueBikes! Neat! Also, it’s a pretty nice place to railfan with the backdrop of the Boston skyline. Uphams Corner proper is also a short walk away. There’s also stairs!
The bad: Eh, I mean I genuinely can’t think of much wrong with the station itself. It’s more pedestrian-friendly than Newmarket, is fully high-level unlike Fairmount and Readville, and there’s actually stuff around the station. Though, supposedly the area isn’t the best at night, from what I can find online.
Nearby points of interest: There’s a few parks, the Kroc Community Center, and a few businesses going towards Columbia Road. There’s also a community garden nearby!
Transit connections: Fairmount Line, MBTA bus (15, 41)
Overall, this is probably the best station on the entire Fairmount, all things considered. Like, I genuinely can’t think of a lot wrong with it maybe aside from the lack of a way to load a CharlieCard. But, not a bad way to go out for the Fairmount Line.
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