As convenient as they are, subways tend to suck. 

Time Out would remind us, subways in NYC are known for their track fires, overcrowding, rats, and a potential price hike almost makes us want to forget the subway until we realize it’s the cheapest way to get across town within a few minutes.

And sometimes you get an amazing free show. Or not. Depends. In a nutshell, you're not a New Yorker if you're not aware of the subway system.

A new list of the best and worst subway lines of 2016 was just released, based on each line’s scheduled service, regularity, crowds, cleanliness, announcements and breakdowns.

And the winners are…the 1, 7 and L lines with a tied high score. The L was one of the highest-ranking when it came to intelligible announcements, which is nice but won’t help when it shuts down for 18 months.

The 7 scored 99 percent in... cleanliness?! Ok, sure.


We also had a few honorable mentions. The G actually had the highest score for regularity of service, and the R had the lowest amount of crowding. So there's that. 

You can see the full list of rankings at Straphangers, and stay tuned for the placement of the highly anticipated Second Avenue subway on next year’s list. 

Could it beat the triple threat? We kinda hope so.


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[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]