MTA Report Says Bronx Subway Stations Are The City’s Dirtiest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is turning the white glove on its own subway stations and detailing which of them are the city’s filthiest.

If you keep your eyes straight ahead while waiting for the subway in the Bronx, the stations don’t look so dirty. Just don’t look down on the tracks.

“It’s just disgusting,” one commuter told CBS 2’s Kristen Thorne.

“It’s absolutely scandalous,” another commuter added.

It’s enough to make any subway rider get nauseated. The Bronx has the dirtiest subways stations out of the five boroughs, according to a survey by the MTA.

“I mean they’re doing all this construction. They should clean it up,” one man said.

The MTA rates stations based upon three things: litter, graffiti and overall cleanliness. That criteria also includes the tracks.

Riders from Queens should consider themselves lucky. They have the cleanest stations, according to the report.

After Queens, Brooklyn had the cleanest stations, with Manhattan coming in third place.

The study though didn’t address the physical condition of the stations, which is what a lot of people in the Bronx often complain about.

The MTA said it has already completed rehabilitation projects at 42 of the 71 Bronx stations and more are in the works. That should take care of at least some of the dirt and grime.

The MTA said it specifically plans to focus on renovating 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station in the Bronx.

What Station Do You Think Is The Dirtiest In The City?  Share Your Thoughts In The Comments Section…

  • Carroll

    Queens is clean?? I was just at Roosevelt Avenue yesterday and saw three huge rats on the trackbed. Of course, a major part of the problem is the ridership who insist on throwing their trash on the tracks, on the platforms, and leaving it behind on the trains. If people didn’t litter, the rats wouldn’t have so much to eat!!!

  • Barre Flynn

    If people took pride in their work and worked hard, and people who ride the trains take their garbage with them, the whole system would be clean. We have lost all sense of community. Everyone takes for themselves.

  • flea

    How about some more budget cuts? That might do the trick.

  • FU MTA


  • purplevibes

    149 n grand course is the worst always flood when it rain n the ttrain cant go any futher and when its not raining its signal problem


    well since the bronx is the dirtiest boro of all 5 this shouldnt be a shock.

  • RichieT

    It took over four years of going after the MTA to put garbage pails on the platforms at the Rockaway Ave, station in Brooklyn. After that saga, they put one pail at the end of the platform that was closets to the booth What finally got them to put four on each platform, was the the single one was getting full in four days. There are people that throw thrash were it should go, I saw a car that was stopped at a red light when the driver opened the driver side window and threw out an empty coffee cup. Allot of it is to many people don’t a damn what\t the City looks like, One off the most dangerous things I’ve seen on the subway, a women threw trash between the car and the platform edge every time the train stopped at a station, .She had two kids with her. Great way to start track fires,so they have to shut down the line.

  • Frank B

    Hmmmm. I wonder why on earth The Bronx has the dirtiest subway stations?

    Could it be that they have the dirtiest people?

    • RichieT

      Classic F8*@@#d up attitude .What gives the right to make judgmental, biased comments about something you obviously don’t know a da#*** thing about.? NOTHING

  • bullett

    Given the attitude of the people from the Bronx, they need look no further then the mirror as to who the litter bugs are.

  • Nick

    And whose fault is it? THE RIDERS. The ones WHINING about how Someone should Do Something about it.

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