From dodging the mysterious liquid that drips from the ceiling and walking past subway rats to suffocating in the summer heat, we’ve all, at least once, been personally victimized by the NYC subway system.
And not long after MTA data found whether number lines or letter lines run more efficiently, MTA data also revealed NYC’s most delayed subway lines of 2023.
The NY Post analyzed MTA data and found that “service disruptions are most common on the F line…with only 71% of trains running on time.”
The F line runs between Coney Island in Brooklyn and 179th street in Queens. Train service on the F line was disrupted nearly every weekend this past summer after the MTA announced they’d be working to modernize the line’s signal system which is about 70 years old.
The number of delays on the A and C lines closely followed those on the F line, which, according to data, were only on time 72% of the time this past year.
Following the A and C lines was the N line which, running between Astoria, Queens and Coney Island, Brooklyn, only saw 73% of its trains running as scheduled.
On the flip side, NYC’s most reliable subway lines are as follows:
- L line: 14th Street, Manhattan to Canarsie, Brooklyn – 93% of trains running as scheduled
- 7 line: Flushing, Queens to Times Square, Manhattan – 91% of trains running as scheduled
According to the NY Post, a spokesperson for the MTA blamed construction, vandalism, and merging different lines as causes for the delays on the most unreliable subway line, stating:
The F is one of the longest lines and is affected by construction along much of its route, plus it is also affected by construction on other lines that are then rerouted onto the F line.