NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City subway’s on-time performance declined last ear, according to an audit by the state comptroller’s office.

The audit found on-time performance in 2014 dropped to 74 percent on weekdays and 81 percent on weekends compared to 81 percent and 85 percent in 2013.

On-time performance measures how often a train reaches the end of its line within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.

“The subways are New York City’s arteries yet on-time performance continues to be an issue,” New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a statement. “The MTA has actually lowered its own expectations for addressing subway delays. We’re encouraged that MTA has put more money toward improving the ride for straphangers, hopefully it will help improve on-time performance.”

The number 4 train was found to have the most weekday delays with more than 50,000 incidents in a one-year period, according to the audit.

Many straphangers weren’t surprised by the findings.

“We wait and wait and there’s no trains at all,” one man told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “If the 6 comes first I take it cause the 4 is always late.”

“It’s really getting bad, especially the number 4 train,” another woman told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “A lot of delays on the number 4.”

The MTA disagreed with the finding. It says “wait assessments” are a better measure because few passengers take a train to its last stop. “Wait assessments” measure how often subway lines stick to a scheduled wait time between trains.

But the audit found “wait assessments” also fell in 2014 to 79 percent from 80 percent in 2013.

To read the full audit, click here.

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