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In the MTA system, certain train lines are always getting flack. The G train has long been the butt of our collective mocking, that infuriatingly infrequent Queens-to-Brooklyn connection upon which so many nights in Williamsburg depend. But for all the jokes we have made at the G train's expense, the truth is there is a far worse line: the C. The C train is garbage. It is irritatingly slow, out-of-date, and all-around horrible. If you...
As some of you may have heard, yesterday, the Straphangers Campaign released their 16th Annual State of the Subways Report Card, which ranks all 19 subway lines based on things like wait time and cleanliness. Somehow, the 7 train came out on top, but guess what? The 7 train never touches Brooklyn. So, we combed through all the data to bring you all the Brooklyn-related stats. How did they come up with the rankings? It's...
The F train is not having a good week at all. Just this past Thursday, a Brooklyn-bound F train derailed while working its way through Queens (luckily, no one was killed) and in a few short months, the line will undergo major Hurricane Sandy-related shutdowns. Now, the MTA truthers at NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign have exposed yet another blemish on the F train's permanent record: It's the subway system's most delayed train line. According to a new report from the organization,...
The Straphanger Campaigns recently released a list of the Top Ten Best and Worst MTA moments in 2013. We were instantly reminded of how pissed off we were when fares went up in March, and how much the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy still reverberate today. But also, we were reminded that it could all be much, much worse.  Well, it could be worse, but it's still pretty bad. In fact, I have to say, I felt...

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