Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Straphangers Report Card (Last Blog Post Of 2016)

The (L) along with IRT's (1) & (7) Lines, are tied for 1st place
NEW YORK-Leap year 2016 has come to a close as we have the results of the Straphangers Report Card for 2016. We have not one, not two, but three subway lines are tied for first place. Those lines are the 1 (IRT Broadway-7th Avenue Line) which operates between Van Courtlandt Park-242nd St (Bronx) and South Ferry (Manhattan) , 7 (IRT Flushing Line) which operates between Flushing, Queens and 34th St-Hudson Yards (Manhattan), and the L (BMT Canarsie Line) which operates between 8th Av-14th St (Manhattan) and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway (Brooklyn). While on the other hand, the 5 (IRT Lexington Avenue Express) and A (IND 8th Avenue Express), was rated the worst.

The 2016 Straphangers Report Card. All data from Gene Russianoff and Jaqi Cohen.
This is the 3rd time in the 2010s that the (7) is rated one of the best subway lines by the Straphangers Campaign. In my opinion, which an actual fact, the (7) should not have been listed one of the best subway lines in the system because throughout 2014 to 2016, the (7) had experienced major congestion during rush hours just like any other subway line in the system, had frequent service changes in the weekends, and a had major power outage on the entire line from end to end that screwed up service, due to ice being stuck on the third track. If any subway line should be rated the worst, it the (R). The (R) has the most car breakdowns, inaudible announcements, late arrival, and sluggish cars, which make service on the line highly unreliable.

The (5) is one of the most useful, most popular, most god-blessed subway lines. It was rated the worst last year along with the (B), who was rated the worst last year, In most spots the (5) helps out in segments where the (2) and (4) could be out due to service changes. The (5) travels between Dyre Avenue, The Bronx and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, during weekdays and evenings. It also serves Wakefield (The Bronx), Utica and/or New Lots Avenues (Brooklyn) ,and runs Bronx thru Express during peak rush hour. Weekends, trains terminate at Bowling Green, and late night trains operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street, only. It doesn't deserve the constant hate its receiving because the cars are clean, trains arrive on time, and has clear audible announcements. The only thing its needs to improve on is its congestion rate. The (A) is the longest subway line, traveling between Inwood, Manhattan and Ozone Park/The Rockaways in Queens. Its highly reliable and also does not deserve all the hate it gets. It's not the worst line. The only things that needs improvement are the breakdowns, announcements, and service regularity. For more Transportation Hub, please SUBSCRIBE today to my channel. Below is the amount of money out of the $2.75 base fare each of the subway line made. Please check out the COMMENTARY BLOG. Please check out the Straphangers Campaign Website for full details of your subway line.

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