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MTA Lists Worst Performing Trains



    If you ride the Long Island Railroad, what are your chances your train will be late? Pretty good, depending on what line you ride. Roseanne Colletti takes a look at new report that identifies the most delayed train lines. (Published Monday, Oct. 4, 2010)

    Think you have the most slowed, delayed or canceled train?

    The MTA has released what the New York Post calls “the first of its kind” list of the agency’s most delayed trains in the entire system. It can be found under the accountabilty tab.

    The dubious winner is LIRR train 1062 which is supposed to depart at 5:41 p.m. from Penn Station to Seaford, L.I.

    Since July 1, the line has been completely canceled, delayed or halted in its run seven times -- more than any other of the 1,431 daily trains on the LIRR or MetroNorth.
    The most delayed train in the entire system is the LIRR's No. 131, which is supposed to leave Babylon Station for Penn Station at 4:39 p.m. every day.  Instead, it’s been late a whopping 27 times.

    Ten percent of the more than 53,400 trains that the LIRR ran since July 1 were delayed or canceled, the newspaper reports.

    That’s compared to 2 percent of Metro-North's 51,087 trains for that time period., The Post said.

    Last month, the Transit Authority opened its first of eight open-mic nights on fare hikes planned for next year attracted only a few dozen commuters.

    The most likely increase would raise the price of a monthly MetroCard from $89 to $104. That's a steep enough hike that Ursula Williams, a married mother of two from Bedford-Stuyvesant, said she'd have to adjust.

    "No more coffee," she said. "No more breakfast."

    After eight more hearings, The MTA expects to approve the higher fares in October. They'd take effect January 1.

    A full list can be found here.