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See where your line falls on the list of best and worst subways of the year

Rebecca Fontana

New Yorkers are not shy about being judgmental, especially when it comes to the subway. A new list of the best and worst subway lines of 2016 was just released, based on each line’s scheduled service, regularity, crowds, cleanliness, announcements and breakdowns.

And the winners are…the 1, 7 and L lines with a tied high score. The L was one of the highest-ranking when it came to intelligible announcements, which is nice but won’t help when it shuts down for 18 months. The 7 scored 99 percent in cleanliness, which seems unlikely but sure.


We noticed some honorable mentions on the list, too. The G actually had the highest score for regularity of service, and the R had the lowest amount of crowding.

You can see the full list of rankings here, and stay tuned for the placement of the highly anticipated Second Avenue subway on next year’s list. 


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