Naturally, everyone thinks their local subway line is the worst, but that is why we have science and the Straphangers Campaign, to crunch the numbers and tell us who really is the worst.
Now in its 15th year, the State of the Subways report rates the values of each of the city’s 20 subway lines, assigning them a price out of a possible $2.25 (the cost of a MetroCard, natch). No line even came close, unfortunately, which begs the question of whether or not New Yorkers are getting their money’s worth, but the Q-train topped the list this year at a value of $1.60. It is the first time the Coney Island-to-Astoria line has been the best since 2001.
Meanwhile, the C-train continues to be the worst in the system, worth a measely 85 cents—the only line worth less than a buck. Read More