MTA: Subway Performance Best In 5 Years

The MTA said 79.8 percent of subway trains arrived on time in April, the best on time performance since October 2013.

“I am hugely encouraged by the sustained improvements we’ve had month over month, to the point that we are now at a performance high of nearly six years,” NYC Transit President Andy Byford said in a statement.

Weekday train delays were down 35 percent compared to a year ago and have reached their lowest level since December 2013. On average, a weekday commuter’s trip is 34 seconds shorter than it was in April 2018.

“Month after month we’re making progress in giving our customers the system they deserve, allowing them to spend less time in transit and more time with family, friends, and at their careers,” said MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said.

The MTA said that major incidents continue to fall and track fires are on the decline. Officials credit a greater focus on cleaning the tracks, which reduces the chances of debris fires and therefore cuts down on delays.

“Despite these gains, I believe the best is yet to come as we continue to improve our operations, re-signal our system, and improve our decades old infrastructure,” Byford said.

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