So believe it or not the united states senate have been reported to have their own subway system that they use to transport themselves to-and-fro washington DC to avoid checkpoints or to avoid the washington’s harsh weather.
The trains from the Russell Senate office building and the Rayburn House office building each have conductors, while the monorail that links the Dirksen and Hart Senate office buildings run on an automatic system. They say the train is free for anyone to use as long as you have been cleared to enter the capitol.
The subway is said to have been around since 1909, then it was used by the senators to go from their house, office or senate chambers. Today the system runs along three lines, Two run along the Senate side of the Capitol, on the north side, and one runs along the House side to the south.
The subway is said to have been used by some really high profiled politicians in carrying out their daily routine. The train that connects the Rayburn building to the House side of the Capitol has one car that is only for members of Congress, while the other cars on the track can be used by anyone.
At the end of every station is an escalator which they use to go up their chambers. Just as most of the senators love to take the subway some are reported to love the old fashioned walking. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is known to take a group of reporters with him to discuss policy and strategy as he speed-walks the nearly half-mile back to his office in the Hart building.
When the senators have gone in-depth in a discussion with journalists they can sometimes take one or two journalist along with them on the train ride. Sometimes celebrity guests (like Denzel Washington!) will make appearances if they have meetings with members of leadership or want to visit the inside area.
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