R Train Still Has Worst Subway Announcements

September 19, 2013 | Andy Cush

The Straphangers Campaign has completed the latest installment of its annual study of subway announcements, and the R train is still the worst. Forty-four percent of messages on that line were either not understandable or not accurate–just about the same rate the line was operating at last year. The L and the Q, on the other hand, received perfect scores, and 9 other lines had at least 96% good messages. Beleaguered R riders, however, who can’t even ride the train between Brooklyn and Manhattan this year, still get the short end of the stick.

(Photo: Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr)