NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Straphangers are speaking out about a new report that says a majority of subway stations in New York City are in disrepair.
The report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said only 51 of the city’s 468 stations were found to be free of defects in a recent survey and only one in four had most or all of their components in good condition.
More than 25 percent of all structural components had some kind of defect and repairs were required at 94 stations, the office said. Stations in Brooklyn and Queens ranked the worst among structural defects.
“New York City Transit reports it is making progress on repairing stations but the pace is too slow and much more work needs to be done,” DiNapoli said in the release. “Worn or damaged stairs and platform edges pose risks for riders, while broken tiles, lights and peeling paint leave riders with a low opinion of the transit system.”
Commuters say they know all too well about conditions in the subway.