Most NYC Subway Stations Need Work: Report

A new report says that a majority of New York City's subway stations are in need of structural and architectural repairs.

The report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that only 51 of the system's 468 stations didn't require repairs to stairs, columns, platform edges and lighting.

DiNapoli says NYC Transit said it was making progress. But the comptroller says the pace is too slow.

He says damaged stairs and platform edges pose risks for riders.

The report was based on the most recent data available — a 2012 survey conducted by NYC Transit.

The MTA, which runs the system, says none of the stations were unsafe.

It says the report didn't take into account its new approach to repairing components across the system rather than entire stations.

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