Alrighty, the last of the West Roxbury trio! (the other two being Highland and the station of the same name as the neighborhood) So, what does Bellevue have going for it? Let’s take a peek!
So, I actually approached this station from the Belgrade Terrace entrance, which has BlueBikes ready for one’s grabbing. There’s the usual Needham affair of a red dot matrix sign, a barren mini-high, benches, wastebaskets, and a sheltered area on the far end of the low level platform. Actually, it isn’t even that far, as the parking and everything is close to the mini-high. There is, however, an entrance on the far end of the low level platform, though. But, by and large everything is closer to the mini-high. Woah, this is unique! Of course, however, there were red dot matrix signs, both on the platform and mini-high. So, yeah. But, hey, it’s actually somewhat decent! YAY!
The good: It’s in a relatively dense suburban neighborhood, has enough parking, BlueBikes even, and frequent bus connections! Oh yeah, the walk to the mini-high isn’t bad! There’s even an alternate entrance on the far end of the low platform, too.
The bad: I would say it suffers from the same issues as most Needham stops, but the entrance is actually close to the mini-high. It is, however, still barren. Bleh. I will say, now that I think of it, I do wish signage was clearer acknowledging the existence of a Commuter Rail station here.
Nearby points of interest: It’s suburbia. Anything in Highland’s section also applies here as half of both stations’ walksheds overlap.
Transit connections: Commuter Rail (Needham), MBTA bus (35, 36, 37)
Overall, it’s a decent enough stations, but there are some annoying nitpicks that keep it from being the best on the line. I got nothing else to note about the area, since it’s suburbia through and through. Oh well!