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View Poll Results: Which subway line is the best?
N/Q 3 9.68%
4/5 4 12.90%
7 2 6.45%
F 5 16.13%
2/3 5 16.13%
A/E 4 12.90%
L 4 12.90%
Other 4 12.90%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-09-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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F on this list only because they use some of the newer trains and tends to get me where I want to go, but my all time favorite is the D because it's ALWAYS express (outside of that Dekalb Ave stop in Brooklyn at night).
D train screws me. skips my stop during rush hour, skips my stop week night and weekends for months now. It also needs to run more frequently
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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My main train lines that I take are the R, M and L. I voted for the L, since unlike the other 2 it never gave me any problems. I also really like the N.

I've had a lot of bad experiences riding the A train.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Lexington Avenue lines (4/5/6) are the worst. The N/Q/R never seem to show up. The A is nice because it's express, but the cars are nasty and it has more beggars than the E and C.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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That's my question as well (the A logically should be paired with the C, not the E, but it's a small point).

Having written that, my favorite line(s) is either the 4/5 or 2/3. I write this only because of their frequency (the L is also pretty solid in that regard, but is not a train that I take often at all). I really want to like the A/C as I live closer to those lines (specifically, the C) than any other line (although the 2/3 is only a block difference in walking distance) and ride them frequently, but those trains have terrible later night service and even early morning service (during morning rush hours, the C comes every 9-11 minutes or so).
Well, if you want to get technical the C/E could be paired together because they both run via the 8th avenue local corridor, hence their blue signage.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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My favorite A division (numbered) 4, because of how frequent & fast it is. B div (lettered) E, same reason.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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I've noticed that a lot of posters have chosen the alphabet designated lines A through F. These trains run on the old Independent Subway System tracks as opposed to the old IRT and BMT lines. The Independent system was the newest of the 3 and benefited from better design- much wider tunnel clearances allowing bigger cars, longer straight sections and much easier curves.

It's just too bad that there are no American manufacturers of subway cars anymore.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I've noticed that a lot of posters have chosen the alphabet designated lines A through F. These trains run on the old Independent Subway System tracks as opposed to the old IRT and BMT lines. The Independent system was the newest of the 3 and benefited from better design- much wider tunnel clearances allowing bigger cars, longer straight sections and much easier curves.

It's just too bad that there are no American manufacturers of subway cars anymore.
I think it's because not many Bronx posters have posted in this thread. I always associated the numbers lines as lines that go to the Bronx as oppose to Brooklyn and Queens which get most of the letter lines. I know this isn't completely true [The D goes to the Bronx and the 3 goes to Brooklyn].
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Default R.

The Gateway to Staten Island, as the only ways in through New York City are the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island Ferry, both of which are serviced by the (R) line.

And you are virtually guaranteed a seat.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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2/3 seem to be more Frequent. Also the E and L train.
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