In October 2009, MTA NYC Transit completed a comprehensive study into the train. It found that the line could use some major improvements to better service for its riders. Some of the suggestions they implemented including reorganizing line management, adding new cars to its equipment fleet, changing schedule & service designs.
A year later, the MTA claims that the line has shown major improvement although it still technically lacks behind system averages. Matthew Hampton of the Forest Hills Patch has more:
Exasperated straphangers, checking their watches on the platform. It’s a familiar sight to residents who take the F train from its express stop in Forest Hills.
Those poor, beleaguered commuters will soon be a thing of the past, however, if the MTA is accurate with its most recent assessment of the subway line New Yorkers love to hate.
F train service has seen some positive changes in the last year, according to a recent update from the MTA. The report confirms what a study by the Straphangers Campaign said last month.
“Despite a burgeoning budget crisis leading to major cost reductions and widespread service cuts, performance of the F train improved significantly,” the updated report read.
One year ago, the transit authority released a report on the sorry nature of F train service across the city. It was met with a resounding “yeah, we know already,” from most city commuters, especially those in Queens and Brooklyn, who depend on F train service into Manhattan.
Forest Hills State Sen. Toby-Ann Stavisky (D-Whitestone), said she is happy with the work that’s been done so far, though it’s an evolving process.
Click here for the complete report.
It is good to see some improvement has been made & that they understand that substantial room for improvement still exists. Personally I have noticed some positive changes in the line but with that, the same issues that plagued the line are still there albeit not as often.
However I feel you can’t truly judge the line until the Culver Viaduct project is completed as that should lead to major improvements, especially if express service in Brooklyn is created somehow.
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