Queens riders rejoice—the No. 7 train was rated the best New York City subway line.
This is the seventh time in 16 years the line has placed first in an annual review conducted by the transit advocacy group, Straphangers Campaign.
The “State of the Subways Report Card,” released every year since 1997, concluded that the No. 7 ranked highest because it comes most frequently. The Flushing to Times Square train also has fewer delays caused by mechanical breakdown, more seats available during rush hour and is clean, according to the report.
Other Queens subway lines also received high praise. The E train was only delayed once every 546,744 miles, the best of the 19 trains. It was also among five trains that made “accurate and understandable” announcements, the study concluded. R train riders, at 66 percent, have the highest chance of grabbing a seat during the most congested times of the day.
The Q train was deemed the dirtiest train, with 17 percent of its trains rated “moderately or heavily dirty,” the report said.
Overall, researchers found that city subways broke down more often in the last two years but were cleaner and announcements were more audible.
The 2 train was ranked the worst subway line.
To see more results from the report, visit www.straphangers.org.