Black Mesa Transit System

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|name=Black Mesa Transit System
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|destroyed=200-, during the Black Mesa Incident
|location=Black Mesa Research Facility
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|era=Black Mesa Incident
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*c0a0, c0a0a, c0a0b, c0a0c, c0a0d, c0a0e (HL - ''Black Mesa Inbound'')
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*of1a5, of1a5b (Op4 - ''"We Are Pulling Out"'')
*ba_tram1, ba_tram2, ba_tram3 (BS - ''Living Quarters Outbound'')
*ba_security1, ba_maint, ba_elevator (BS - ''Insecurity'')
*ht04dampen (HLD - ''Resonance'')
*ht05dorms (HLD - ''Domestic Violence'')
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{{Quote|Good morning and welcome to the Black Mesa Transit System. This automated train is provided for the security and convenience of the Black Mesa Research Facility personnel.|Black Mesa Transit System announcement|Half-Life|FileC0a0 tr gmorn.ogg}}

The '''Black Mesa Transit System''' is a transit system featured in ''Half-Life'' and Half-Life expansions|its expansions.

==Overview==
The Black Mesa Transit System is the extensive monorail network linking the many different CategoryBlack Mesa Sectors|Sectors of the Black Mesa Research Facility. The Transit System is the primary form of transportation throughout the facility, which uses the WikipediaMonorail|monorail system, a transportation system based on a single beam. Provided for the security, comfort and convenience of the Black Mesa personnel, residents and visitors,''''Half-Life Blue Shift.html">Half-Life''''Half-Life Blue Shift'' it is managed by the Black Mesa Transit Authority.

==Overview==
*Each train consists of a single monorail car driven automatically. It includes seats, a wheelchair space, windows, speakers and an electric door.

*The network is equipped with an Black Mesa Transit System/Quotes|announcement system which is mounted on the trams to give general information about the facility and mention each stop, with a prerecorded female voice. It is voiced by Kathy Levin, who also provided the voice of Gina Cross and her Holographic Assistant counterpart, suggesting Cross herself might have recorded it.

*The protagonists of the game use the Transit System before and after the Black Mesa Incident to get around the facility. Gordon Freeman and Barney Calhoun for example ride a tram to work from their dormitories shortly before the incident. Adrian Shephard also briefly hitches a ride on a damaged tram before being left behind by the USMC.

*The Black Mesa Transit System should not be confused with Sector E's Sector E Transport|Materials Transport, the dilapidated freight monorail network.

==Lines and other areas==
FileTram map 01.png|200px|Black Mesa Transit System map.|right|thumb

The network is divided in four colored lines linking to particular areas of the seven main Sectors and other areas, and sub-lines. Each line serves three or four areas.

===Main colored lines===
====Red Line====
*Level 3 Dormitories
*Sector G - Hydro Electric
*Sector C 3 Medium Security Facilities and H-E Particle Labs|Area 3 Medium Security Facilities
*Freight Yard

====Blue Line====
*Sector C
*Sector B - Coolant Reserve
*Area 9 Central Transit Hub

====Green Line====
*Level 1 Main Facility Entrance
*Sector E - Biodome Complex
*Area 7 Recreational Facilities
*Sector A

====Yellow Line====
*Sector D - Sector D Center|Administration
*High Altitude Launch Center
*Sector F

===Sub-lines===
Each Sector has apparently its line, a sub-line to the overall network. Only three are seen/mentioned during the games

====Sector B Line====
A medium-security line connected to the Area 9 Security Checkpoint.

====Sector C Line====
FileSecurity1 gordon02.jpg|Gordon Freeman riding along the Sector C Line.|thumb|200px|right

A medium-security line, it is connected to Area 9 Security Checkpoint, Level 3 Dormitories, Area 3 Medium Security Facilities, and Test Labs. Gordon Freeman and Barney Calhoun take it to reach their respective workplaces on the day of the Black Mesa Incident, Barney from Area 9 Security Checkpoint, Gordon from Level 3 Dormitories.''Half-Life'' Before the Test Labs stop, the line passes beside another, leading to Level A of Sector E Subsurface Transport, and taken by Adrian Shephard after leaving the ''Half-Life Opposing Force.html">Infirmary.''Half-Life Opposing Force''

====Sector E Line====
Connected to Area 9 Security Checkpoint, it is located below the Sector B Line and above the Sector C Line. Its directions are unknown.

=====Sector E Subsurface Transport=====
Level A of this Black Mesa Transit System section can be accessed from Sector C Line, where the G-Man is first seen in ''Half-Life'', and leads to an unnamed area where the first Shock Trooper and zombie security guards are encountered.

===Other===
====Central Transit Hub====
{{Main|Central Transit Hub}}

The Central Transit Hub is only mentioned and never actually visited. It is apparently the only Transit System station where high-security trains can be boarded. Area 9 Central Transit Hub is also the original final destination of the tram used by Barney Calhoun before it is rerouted to the Sector C Line. It is connected to the Blue Line of the Black Mesa Transit System.FileTram map 01.png|Black Mesa Transit System map The Central Transit Hub was originally intended to be visited in ''Half-Life Decay'', but the mission was cut from the final game.

==Gallery==
===''Half-Life''===

FileC0a0 tram.jpg|Inside a typical tram in the Black Mesa Transit System.
FileC0a0 barney.jpg|Barney Calhoun knocking on the Area 3 Security Facilities door along the tracks. 
FileC0a0d0006.jpg|The G-Man standing in a tram with a scientist.
FilePlaceholder noimage.svg|Ending image.
FileC1A0 FLIPSIGN5.png|Black Mesa advertisement.


===''Half-Life Opposing Force''===

FileOf14.JPG|Early screenshot.
FileOf1a4b tunnel.jpg|The same spot where the Loader is seen in ''Half-Life'', now with the leak vaguely repaired.


===''Half-Life Blue Shift''===

FileEast Personnel Entrance.jpg|The East Personnel Entrance at Area 8 Topside Dormitories.
FileBS Cafeteria.jpg|Fast food outlet seen by Barney Calhoun.
FileLiving Quarters Outbound2.jpg|Barney Calhoun's ride to Sector C is hindered by a scientist.
FileBS scientists lab.jpg|Several scientists in a modern laboratory along the Transit System.
FileLaundromat waiting.jpg|Scientist reading ''The Mesa Times'' while waiting for his laundry to be done in the laundromat.
FileMesa times scientist.jpg|Scientist reading ''The Mesa Times'' on a Transit System platform in Sector C.
FileBa maint0003.jpg|The G-Man riding a tram between Sector C and G.
FileMaint bridge01.jpg
FileMaint bridge02.jpg
FileMain Access Lift from BMTS.jpg|Sector G Main Access Lift's Transit System station.


===''Half-Life Decay''===
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FileHt05 tram.jpg
FileDy dorms005500.jpg
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==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

==References==
{{Quotecat|Black Mesa Transit System}}
{{Imagecat|Black Mesa Transit System images}}
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{{succession
|title=''Half-Life'' story arc journey (1)
|before=N/A
|after=Sector A
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{{succession
|title=''Half-Life'' story arc journey (2)
|before=Sector A
|after=Level 3 Dormitories
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{{succession
|title=''Half-Life'' story arc journey (3)
|before=Level 3 Dormitories
|after=Sector C
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{{succession
|title=''Half-Life Opposing Force'' story arc journey
|before=Black Mesa Medical Lab
|after=Sector E Transport|Sector E Materials Transport
}}
{{succession
|title=''Half-Life Blue Shift'' story arc journey
|before=Area 8 Topside Dormitories
|after=Sector C 3 Medium Security Facilities and H-E Particle Labs|Area 3 Medium Security Facilities
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{{succession
|title=''Half-Life Decay'' story arc journey (1)
|before=Sector A
|after=Level 3 Dormitories
}}
{{succession
|title=''Half-Life Decay'' story arc journey (2)
|before=Level 3 Dormitories
|after=Black Mesa Air Control
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