In what will come as a surprise to no regular subway rider, 25% of weekday trains are either late or don’t make all planned stops. The numbers rise to 50% when focusing on weekend trains. The unsurprising data comes from a report released by MTA NYC Transit yesterday. Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News has more in this report:
One out of four weekday subway trains, and half the trains on weekends, are late or fail to make at least some stops, new transit data released Monday shows.
The grim statistics are the result of a less forgiving method of reporting delays by NYC Transit, which previously gave itself a pass for service changes and disruptions planned to allow major construction and maintenance projects to proceed.
The less generous method provides a more accurate reflection of the type of service riders are seeing – or not seeing – on the rails, officials said.
“I actually have a couple of horror stories here with respect to the different lines that have particularly low absolute on-time performance,” NYC Transit President Howard Roberts said at a MTA committee meeting where the statistics were released.
Roberts didn’t elaborate, but spokesman Charles Seaton said one line Roberts was talking about is the No. 1 line.
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Honestly, the news comes as no surprise. I also fully expect the majority of responses to come from riders complaining about the service & how it is this & that. This sentiment is especially rampant when you bring up the construction that leads to service diversions year round.
I find it unfortunate that they can’t realize that the agency does the work at the best possible time considering ridership patterns. However asking for these crybabies to realize that, they rather complain as that is what society teaches nowadays.
xoxo Transit Blogger