No. 7 train is NYC’s best subway line, according to transit advocacy group
July 30, By Michael Florio
The No. 7 train has been crowned New York City’s best subway line by the transit advocacy group Straphangers.
This is the seventh time in 16 years that the No. 7 has received the top ranking since Straphangers began its State of the Subways annual report of the city’s 20 subway lines.
Straphangers said that the No. 7-line comes more frequently than any train, especially during rush hour.
For instance, the report said that during the AM rush, a train comes ever 2:30 minutes, while the average wait time for all trains is 5:29 minutes. As for the PM rush, a 7-train comes just as often as the morning (2:30 minutes), while it takes other trains an average of 6:02 minutes.
The 7-line also travels a much greater distance before suffering delays from mechanical failures than other trains.
It was also deemed to be cleaner than the average subway line, and passengers were more likely to get a seat.
The Q train was named the dirtiest train of those tested, as 17 percent of its cars were deemed to be “moderate to heavily dirty.”
The 2 train was named the worst subway line, for the second time in 16 years. This was due largely to the fact that riders are least likely to get a seat.