Once i hop of the train, I am unimpressed at what my eyes see. The train station does not offer much to look at and in its defense, it should not have to. The station is there to assist people in getting around the city, not to fascinate civilians. And yet I still can not help but ask for more. The only thing that really will catch the average person eye is the purple spinrilla advertisement poster that is placed along the cream walls. It adds some pop to the otherwise drab train station. I most likely feel this way about the station for two reasons.
The first reason being that I have seen the station so often that I may have become numb to it. In all honesty, when I first exited at the MLK marta station back in 2008 to visit the King center, I remember not really feeling anything negative or positive towards the station itself. As a matter of fact, I did not record any emotion until i was outside in the daylight away from the boring scenery that is the MLK marta station. Not much has changed between 2008 and today. I pass the station five times a week and with each day I expect something new to catch my eye but nothing changes.
The second reason being that I grew accustom to the way the subway was up in Queens, NY. There was never a dull day, at least whenever I decided to ride the subway up in Queens. If there was not a person break dancing or play an instrument down there, one could always find some respectable graffiti in the subway stations. These brought life to a subway station that would otherwise be rather dull. It also takes your attention away from the negatives that the subway station may have like trash or untidy areas. At the MLK station, nothing is there to take your attention away from its flaws.
Now do not get me wrong, the MLK marta station is not bad. It has its positives like the train runs on time, I think it is pretty safe as crime does not occur near there from what I hear, and if your not a fan of crowds then this station is for you as it is not too crowded. The only real problem is that this stop will have you bored as you wait for your train. A minor price to pay but it can be fixed with just a simple paint job. The station will not leave lasting impression on anybody who uses it