7 train rated best line in annual Straphangers report


Despite having an entire Facebook community documenting daily woes, 7 train riders apparently have it the best, according to the latest report by the Straphangers Campaign.

The NYPIRG campaign issued its 18th annual “State of the Subways” Report Card last Thursday, and rated the 1, 7 and L trains as best in the system due to their abundant morning and evening rush hour service.

The report noted that the 7 also got props for having less frequent subway car breakdowns than the average line, as well as the highest percentage of clean subway car interiors.

The 5 and A trains were ranked the worst MTA lines.

According to the Straphangers Campaign, the ratings are based on “an extensive review of official transit data on six measures of subway service.” Those measures are: scheduled service, service regularity, breakdown rate, crowding, cleanliness and announcements.

“Passengers on the top lines – such as the 1, 7, and L – hands down get a much better ride for their MetroCard than those on its worst, such as the 5 or A,” said Gene Russianoff, senior attorney for the campaign. “Disparities abound throughout the system.”

The 7 train was rated the best subway line last year as well.

Do you agree with the Straphangers Campaign’s 2016 Report Card? Let us know!

See the entire report here.

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