Some Astoria subway riders will have an easier commute into the Manhattan with increased service on the W subway line in effect during the summer.
Increased service on W train for summer
The increased service will feature decreased wait times from 10 minutes to eight minutes during the morning rush hour from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. In addition, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will also extend weekday services hours by closing at 11 p.m. rather than the previous 9:30 p.m. closing time.
"We have requested expanded service for the W lines for several years now," said Queens Assemblymember Michael Gianaris, who represents the area. "The W line is repeatedly rated as one of the worst lines in the city every year."
Prior to the expansion, the Straphangers Campaign, a public research group that rates the service of all the subway lines, released a report that had the W train tied for the worst service in the city with the C line.
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