Kendal Green (MBTA)

Alrighty, so now that I’ve gone unhinged about Hastings and Silver Hill (to varying degrees), now let’s look at the one station in Weston that IS in service: Kendal Green.

That’s a bit of parking. At least it’s free!

So, there’s a bit of parking near the station, however this is the kind of station where if you’re running it close, the gates might block you from getting on the train. That’s right: there’s no inbound platform. People board either from the grade crossing itself, or a wood slab. Moving on from that, the station building is someone’s house, so it’s all boarded up for their privacy. There’s also a bench, a wastebasket, schedules, a red dot matrix sign, a 400ft platform, and even a bike rack! Wow, this is actually half-decent! Sadly, the area isn’t too walkable. Oh well!

Towards Boston!
And towards Wachusett!
Looks like they just replaced the sign!
Brooke and the other station sign!
Oh no.
There is shelter!!!
The red dot matrix sign. I hate trying to photograph these.
The relatively peaceful Church St.
And the other direction!
The full station house. Yes, someone lives here!
Another track shot
Onwards to Boston!

The good: It’s got charm, has free parking, bike racks, and shelter! And, admittedly I’m biased, but I like the vibes that come with waiting at a rural station in the rain.

The bad: It’s not accessible, for one! Two, why is there no inbound platform? And thirdly, why is the red dot matrix sign only facing one way?! Yeah…..

Nearby points of interest: Not a lot…

Transit connections: Commuter Rail (Fitchburg)

Overall, it’s a cute little station. I do find it interesting how they made it someone’s backyard. However, there are some major issues to be had here, though, and hopefully a rebuild is done in the future.

Rating: 4/10


Author: chelsea

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