Which Subway Line Had the Most Delays Last Year?


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You know that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your subway stops and doesn’t immediately start up again and the staticky voice of the conductor fills your ears with the news that because of train traffic ahead of you, you’re screwed? I mean, those aren’t the exact words that are used, but that’s what it boils down to. And it always seems to happen on your line, you know? Your line is always the worst line, the one with the most problems, and the most frequent delays. But that’s impossible, right? Every line can’t be the worst one, that’s statistically impossible. And statistics are very, VERY important. So which subway line had the most delays? How can we ever find out such a thing so that we can have bragging rights about living on the worst subway line in the city? Will we ever get any answers? Yes! We’re in luck! The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released its analysis of the MTA’s “electronic alerts” and found out which subway lines were most affected by circumstances beyond anyone’s control. And, spoiler alert, the G train is actually not as bad as you think it is! Read on to find out if the endless amount of complaining you do about the subway is legitimate or if you’re just a big whining baby.