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.