Deep Under Beacon Hill

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.

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