Bronx subway lines among city's worst

(07/27/03) MORRIS PARK - A new report says the Bronx has some of the worst subway lines in the city. The Number 5 Line is ranked the worst of the 20 subway lines surveyed.

The Straphangers Campaign says the number 5 line ranks the worst because it breaks down the most, has the most irregular service and has below average service.

The campaign uses five items to rate subway lines: service regularity, mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour, cleanliness and the clarity of the announcements. The number 5 line also ranked last in 2000, the last time the survey was done.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority will be adding 1,130 new trains this year.

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