Friday, February 3, 2012
Subways looking ugly
Most subway platforms have peeling paint and busted lights, according to a survey released Thursday.
The Straphangers Campaign released its first "State of the Station Platforms" report on subway conditions Thursday after examining 250 platforms in 120 subway stations last summer.
On the bright side, they only found one overflowing garbage can, though there were some "clearly unacceptable conditions," including peeling paint at more than three quarters of platforms.
Among the "good" conditions were 94% of platforms were free of garbage bags. The "bad" conditions included "substantial floor cracks" at one-in-three platforms and rats on 11% of subway tracks. The report called broken light fixtures and substantial water damage at half of stations "ugly."