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Suffolk Downs is a blue line station with two side platforms and an extremely poorly designed overpass connecting the two platforms that are at street level and have only small portions (for about a train car) that are canopied. The reason the station's overpass is so poorly designed is due the ramps for accessible access. The outbound platform has a single high exit turnstile directly from it out to Bennington Street. Anyone trying to board a train from this must follow the shared (by a fence) overpass to the inbound platform. The overpass walk is long due to the fact that there is are shared ramps for ADA access at either end with a high fence dividing the portions outside and within fare control. Only the side within fare control has a staircase to each platform to avoid these ramps. The inbound platform has the stations fare gates and another entrance from the end of Walley Street. Along the outbound platform there is also a small parking lot. All of the station structures that hold up the overpass are bare brick.
All photos taken on 27 June, 2011

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The exit only side at Bennington Street
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The exit from Suffolk Downs and way to access the overpass to the single entrance area
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Looking into fare control it is a long walk of ramps to enter
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The interior of the ramp up from the outbound platform is outside of fare control
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On the divided overpass
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Looking down the tracks
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The shared ramp to the inbound platform
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Still on the ramp
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The entrance area on the inbound platform
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The entrance to the inbound platform
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The staircase within fare control for the outbound platform
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A few passengers get on and off an inbound train
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The High Exit Turnstile to Bennington Street
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