johnpbarlow wrote: ↑Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am
At Wellesley Hills and West Natick T stations, the only egress to parking or nearby streets are via the "inbound" platform adjacent to track 2 requiring detraining passengers to cross tracks 1 and 2 at grade as there are no pedestrian overpasses at these 2 stations. And at Wellesley Farms, while there is a passenger exit from the outbound platform, it is a very long walk on to get to the commuter rail parking lot.
Tell me about it! This afternoon I was waiting at Wellesley Farms for an inbound train, which showed up unexpectedly on the outbound track. Several other passengers and I had to sprint up the stairs to Glen Road, cross the bridge, and run down Hundreds Road to the platform entrance, which I barely managed to reach in time to make the train. I cannot imagine what an older or less abled passenger in my place could have done to make that train.
Inbound trains should run on the inbound track; outbound trains should run on the outbound track, and if someone has to cross tracks to reach a train, then install some crossbucks and warning lights!