Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More service on W line

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.


From Triborough at Flickr.

4 comments:

Wade Nichols said...

They should also install those cell phone jamming devices on the 'W' line, so I don't have to listen to all the idiot flip-flop wearing bimbos in their 20's yammering away all the time!

Where can I get one of those, Hong Kong?

Anonymous said...

A waste of time.

At Lexington, the trains run

N W N R N W N R

the W and second N are half full, and the R is jammed.

Anonymous said...

maybe you should have spoken up for congestion pricing when you had a chance.

Anonymous said...

The service on the Astoria line is exactly the same shit it was 20 years ago when it was the RR train or affectionately known by residents as "the double horror". The MTA just switched the name to the N to fool people into thinking they upgraded the service. It will never get better, it just gets worse.