One of the biggest fears of subway riders is being on a train that breakdowns. Lets face it, time is of the essence when in New York City. Unfortunately for the last number of years, mechanical problems have led to one too many breakdowns in the NYC Subway. However the latest numbers show that breakdowns are on the decline which has led to an increase in the miles between such occurrences. Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News has more in this report:
After more than two years of declines, trains, on average, traveled 185,000 miles between mechanical malfunctions in May, NYC Transit officials said. That’s a 39% jump over the previous May.
In June, the mileage trains traveled on average before mechanical problems was 31% greater than June 2008, the stats show.
The N line is the best in terms of train reliability; the A line is the worst.
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This is good news for subway riders whose time is extremely valuable. While old school transit buffs might not be thrilled with the modernization of the system due to the fleet losing its uniqueness, even they understand it is for the better of riders. When it comes down to it, they are & will always be what matters most.