According to the Straphangers Campaign, the L and 7 train lines are the best overall lines this year.
Lines were ranked on:
- Frequency of Trains
- Reliability of Service
- Breakdown Rate
- Seat Availability
- Interior Cleanliness
- Clarity of Announcements
The 7 train struggled a little bit on breakdown rate and cleanlines
s while there are apparently never seats on the [...]

Let the drama begin. Apparently this September, straphangers will see ads on the subway promoting Islam. (Oh nooo !!)

How can we protect our children from these ads that will surely turn them into terrorists instantly?

Unfortunately, that’s not an exaggeration if you ask many New Yorkers including some Congressmen.

“I have no problem with the ad itself, but I have a very, very real problem with those behind it,” Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said Tuesday. He is urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reject the ads. [CNN]

What didn’t make it into the text version of the story, but did make it in the live interview with Rep. King was when he said that he was especially appalled by the ads running at a time when America will be “…mourning the 7th anniversary of 9/11.”

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David Mack (MTA vice chairman) stop being a dick.
“If you [the average rider] saw something and called it in, it goes right there,” Mack told reporters at a committee meeting, kicking a garbage can.
“Why should I ride [the train] and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?” asked Mack, who has six free [...]

Dear Subway Blogger,
Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street.  I was in the first car and it was really awful.  The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.”  It was such [...]

In West Coast subway news, the LA subway is adding these LED ad strips to their tunnels to generate revenue.
The LED strip ads light up as the train passes by, and creates an animated 15 second ad.  Play this video to see them in action.
You may have seen ads like these on the PATH train.  [...]

As if we don’t have enough things to dodge in the subway, like homeless bums. Now we have to watch out for bed bugs.
“…reported seeing the bugs on wooden benches at the Union Square and Fordham Road stations in Manhattan and The Bronx, respectively.”
I generally avoid sitting on those gross wooden benches on the platform, [...]

Well here’s an idea that finally makes sense.
This year, the surging current of the East River will help provide power to a nearby subway station. The lights that lace the ornate interior of Manhattan’s Grand Central Station have largely been replaced by bulbs that burn brightly but save energy. There are plans to make the [...]

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