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7 Train Was The Most Efficient Line in September: MTA


Oct. 21, 2019 By Christian Murray

The 7-train was the most efficient line in September, according to the MTA.

The MTA touted a number of subway achievements today and noted that the 7 train experienced a 96 percent on time performance rate during weekdays last month.

The on time performance across the entire system was 82.7 percent on weekdays during September, up from 69.4 percent for the same month in 2018. Seven lines achieved figures in excess of 80 percent—with the 7 line topping the list.

The MTA reported that it was the fourth month in a row that the weekday performance rate was above 80 percent.

The agency also announced that the number of weekday major incidents across the system has dropped, falling from 45 major incidents in September 2019 to a record low of 32 last month.

Furthermore, it noted that average weekday ridership came in at 5.77 million, up 4.5 percent over a year period.

“Once again, I am immensely proud of my brilliant team for relentlessly focusing on the basics and working tirelessly to achieve performance gains for our customers,” said Andy Byford, New York City Transit President.

Byford attributed the success, in part, to the MTA’s ‘Save Safe Seconds’ campaign, which was launched in 2018 and saw subway speeds raised. The campaign followed on from the Subway Action Plan, a 2017 initiative that focused on upgrading broken signal equipment, reducing track fires by clearing debris and other needed repairs.

“The MTA’s top priority is increasing the reliability of the system and our workforce has been focused on identifying and fixing track defects, fixing signals and switches, and overhauling train cars…at a faster rate that at any time in memory,” said MTA Chairman Patrick J Foye.

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LIC Resident

What they are really trying to say is that the 7 train is the best out of entire screwed up MTA system. So the definition of best doesn’t mean much when your entire system is screwed up.

Monica Geller

All right. Umm, you could uh start out with a little 1, a 2, a 1-2-3, 3, 5, a 4, a 3-2, 2, a 2-4-6, 2-4-6, 4, 2, 2, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7. 7… 7… 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7! 7!

Hate taking the train

Survey must of been done by those MTA workers who costed the MTA major $ in OT cost .Great job by lazy bones who rack up so much money in OT and have the nerve to say 7 train is on time. Ok so last month when service was knocked out both ways and it took me 2hrs to get to work by bus this was not counted in.
Keep dreaming ..


Anyone who uses the 7 train is going to question veracity of this assessment by the MTA. Things are bad enough during the business week but you can pretty much throw your hands up in despair if you want to get out of Queens on the weekend.


This is a joke, right? How many times have I heard “signal trouble . . . sick passenger . . . police investigation . . . blah blah blah . . . sorry for delay.” Yeah, right!


The 7 train is one of the major artery and it has the worst service ever .
The MTA union is fighting with management it’s a total mess

I’m literally on the 7 platform right now

Turns out there’s delays for queens bound trains and I’ve been stuck here for 25 minutes. ppffffhh “on time” lol

Daily commuter

Hard to believe, with all the “signal malfunctions ” and the falling debris and ongoing track maintenance ( which is only a sloppy paint job).
Again very hard to believe.


Ooooooh, really MTA? On time? Gee, looks Trick or Treat time came early in September for us No. 7 train customers.


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