The train in this view is heading inbound, and
has its doors open at the Beacon Hill Station, 165 feet below the
street surface. High-speed elevators take passengers between
the two levels in about twenty seconds.
The station is located about one-third of the tunnel distance in
from West Portal.
The rider looking out the side windows through the darkness will see
large images of various playing cards displayed for a fraction of a
second from time to time, in almost a surreal sequencing. There is some interesting art at
the station itself.
Regular fares on the line are distance-based, but lie within a fairly
narrow range: $1.75 to $2.50 for the standard passenger. The line
utilizes fare machines and proof-of-payment requirements. Unlike most other
systems in the country, there is no day-pass feature.