Canal St.

Like the IRT, the early routes of the "Dual Contract" BMT lines also featured some ornate station effects.  This photo is at Canal St. on the Jamaica Line.  It was a location that in 2002 seemed very sorely in need of rehabilitation and modernization. 

For many decades riders were accustomed to acquiring tokens for turnstile entry into the system.  The MetroCard was introduced in 1994.  It costs two dollars for a single use, and allows, in general, transfers between the subway lines and MTA bus routes within a given time period.  A one-day pass allows for unlimited riding of regular routes in all five boroughs for $7.50.

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