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Q Rated Best New York City Subway Line

Gene Russianoff (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gene Russianoff (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The results are in.

The Q has been rated the best New York City subway line for the first time since 2001 in the Straphangers Campaign‘s annual “State of the Subways” report card.

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The Q runs between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn and Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard in Queens.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

The line scored above average on delays caused by mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour and subway car cleanliness.

For the fourth year in a row, the C line, which operates between East New York in Brooklyn and Washington Heights in Manhattan, has been rated the worst.

Its shortcomings are listed as: amount of scheduled service; mechanical delays; subway car cleanliness; and announcements.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller On The Story

Overall, the car breakdown rate improved system-wide thanks to newer train models and better maintenance of the MTA’s aging fleet. The E line had the best record on delays caused by mechanical failures.

Subway car cleanliness went down 4 percent from last year. The No. 1 line was rated the cleanest in the system.

Accurate and understandable subway car announcements have improved 3 percent.

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