The Squadron Report Documents and Exposes the City's Worst Subway Stations

NY State Senator Daniel Squadron recently conducted a thorough inspection and analysis of the subway stations in his district (26), covering all of lower Manhattan South of Houston, bits of Greenpoint, Williamsburg Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights, releasing the results of the study in a document called The Squadron Report.

The nine worst stations failed more than half of the 14 station conditions. They were: Canal Street (1); Borough Hall (2/3); Rector Street (R); Broad Street (J/Z); Broadway-Lafayette Street (B/D/F/M); Canal Street (A/C/E); Franklin Street (1); Second Avenue (F); and Wall Street (2/3).

The study also found:

  • Trash accumulation at 70% of stations
  • Ponding at 68% of stations.
  • Deteriorating walls at 43% of stations
  • 60% of the escalators/elevators that were out of service did not have signage indicating both when the escalator/elevator would be back in service & alternative service options

Check out the full PDF report to see how your station fared.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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