#2 Train Gets Voted Worst Line In NYC
According to the straphangers campaign, they analyzed 4.937 transit alert sent by the MTA. The data was divided into two areas: uncontrollable and controllable incidents. Uncontrollable alerts were caused by incidents like police activity and sick passengers.
Controllable alerts are classified as track issues, such as mechanical problems or the signal system. The Straphangers Campaign said there were 2,967 of them. Of those, 934 alerts were related to mechanical problems and 1,062 related to signals. The MTA systems signal is 75 years old.
Switches caused 408 alerts, rail conditions 291, track 254, power 15, and maintenance 3, according to the Campaign. If you’re a New Yorker, you don’t have to take a wild guess to anticipate what lines suffered the most!
When it came to controllable alerts, the 2 and 5 lines accounted for 8% alerts each. If there’s any good news for Bronx residents, the most controllable alerts occurred in Manhattan while the least were in the Bronx.
And never mind the delays, because as you ride these trains, you’ll get your daily dose of ratchetness during your delay. Ahh yes, the fresh smell of Chipotle as the passenger in front of you scarfs down his burrito bowl!
This entry was posted on May 10, 2012 by Jay Denson. It was filed under News and was tagged with 2 train, 5 train, Bronx, Chipotle, Manhattan, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, New York City, Straphangers Campaign.