Subway Lines 2, 5 Had Most Service Alerts in 2011

The G line had the fewest number with only 45 service alerts

Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 8:46 AM EDT
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Subway Lines 2, 5 Most Prone to Delays

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An analysis by a commuter advocacy group has found that the Nos. 2 and 5 subway lines had the most number of incidents that led to delays in 2011.      

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign says those lines each accounted for 8 percent of "MTA alerts'' issued that year.      

The G line had the fewest number with only 45 service alerts.      

The MTA issues the alerts via email and text messages to warn riders of possible delays "expected to last 8 to 10 minutes or more.''      

The Straphangers Campaign didn't include in its analysis delays that were out of the MTA's control, such as police activity or sick passengers.    

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