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The annual “State of the Stations Platforms” survey found that most conditions, including exposed wiring and floor cracks, improved on subway platforms during the past year.

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY

A majority of subway platform conditions have improved over the last year, according to the Straphangers Campaign’s second annual “State of the Stations Platforms” survey.

These conditions include garbage bags on platforms, staircases in disrepair, exposed wiring, floor cracks and lighting.

Again this year, the presence of garbage cans and the lack of overflowing garbage cans was found on nearly 100 percent of platforms.

The only two conditions to grow worse in the past year were substantial water damage, which increased from 53 percent of subway platforms to 78, and graffiti, which grew from 20 percent to 27.

The survey consisted of 251 subway platforms, which were identical to the ones rated last year.

“We applaud transit managers and workers for improving conditions at many stations,” said Jason Chin-Fatt, the Straphangers Campaign field organizer who oversaw the survey. “But there’s still room for further progress. There’s no reason, for example, that riders should have a one in ten chance of seeing a rat while waiting for a train.”

Photos courtesy of the Straphangers Campaign

 

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