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In an effort to brighten the area, the city of Malden constructed a park around the subway. Once a clear, clean and all around great place for families and their children, the war turned it to little more than an overgrown field. By 2287, the station became an encampment for Helter Skelter's raider crew who benefit from the easily defensible location and its relative secrecy, nesting in the luxury railway station deep below the metro railways. By the time the Sole Survivor arrives, the Institute's synths have assaulted and slaughtered the raiders, as part of a campaign to systematically remove the raiders from the area.
Upon entering, escalators and stairs descend to the main subway platform. The east side of the platform has a room to the north containing an elevator, while the tunnel also leads north through the subway car a ways before getting to a small raider outpost. To the east is the hallway to the side which leads south to an Advance-locked door concealing the room with the elevator.
The elevator leads down to a maintenance sublevel. A hole in the wall leads into a cavernous hallway that leads back into a luxurious railway station under Malden, which has been converted into a raider camp. The western end of the camp has a cooking station and a weapons workbench in a shack, as well as a hallway leading to another elevator. This elevator leads up to the entrance to the metro, through a chained door.
- An issue of Tumblers Today and an overdue book is found in the raider camp, in the train car to the northeast. The magazine is beneath a duffle bag, on a shelf.
- There is a fusion core in the emergency generator in the first room of the maintenance sublevel. There is also a Nuka Cherry in the same room, on the cabinet northwest of the generator.
Malden Center appears only in Fallout 4.
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.286: "[2.21] MALDEN CENTER
A public park surrounds the entrance to the subway, an attempt by the city to brighten up the area. The station park was clear and clean and a great place for families and children.
Previous to your arrival, a band of roving raiders moved into the subway, creating a small community of shacks and a broken subway car. They’ve lived here for a while, stealing from and murdering nearby caravans and living the good raiding life.
As you arrive, you may see synth units on the prowl, systematically removing all Raiders from the vicinity. Remember to carefully navigate the interior of this station; there are elevators to use if you wish to reach the main Raider base and the trunk."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)