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The Straphangers Campaign released its annual “State of the Subway” ranking today and the 7 train was deemed the best line overall: The 7 ranked highest because it tied for best in the system on frequency of service — and also performed above average on three measures: delays caused by mechanical breakdowns; seat availability at […]

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The D Train! D for dirt! The transit advocacy group Straphangers Campaign released the results of its 14th annual “Subway Schmutz” survey today, and found that the Bronx-to-Coney-Island line has more grime than any other train. According to the survey, just 17 percent of D Train cars are clean. The next-nastiest line was the A, with […]

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The latest “subway shmutz” report is out and the R train received a very nasty grade. According to the annual survey by the Straphangers Campaign, only 27% of R trains were deemed “clean,” making them the dirtiest in NYC’s transit system for the second year in a row. The 7 train on the other hand, […]

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According to a new survey by the Straphangers Campaign, most of the the basic announcements made on subway cars are decipherable. However, they also found that “55% of delays and disruptions experienced by our raters, there was either no announcement—or an inaudible, garbled or incorrect one.” See how each line rated over here (PDF doc). […]

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The 7 train is not only the cleanest, but also the best subway, according to the Straphangers Campaign’s latest report. “The 7 line’s cars broke down once every 163,000 miles,” nearly three times less than the C train, which took last place in study. |NYP| […]

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