Ticket to ride: travails on the rails to work.
The L train is not always beloved. "The L train is an absolute bitch to take in the morning 'cause I'm usually glued onto another passenger unwillingly, and I get stepped on," wrote commenter Steve T on an L-train thread at Yelp.com. "The L train is the worst of the worst," added Sean R. "Dear L Train," wrote a different Sean, "When I first found out I was going to be with you everyday, I was super excited. You seemed flashy and exciting. Everyone said you were a fucking loser, but I said no! ... Then came the delays, the service cuts, the near panic that comes from being in a shuttle bus packed to brim ... Don't call me, I switched my number."
On the MTA's rider survey in 2007, the L received a C+ from riders, only marginally better than the M--despite the fact that the transit advocacy group Straphangers Campaign has in recent years given high marks to the L for timeliness, reliability and the clarity of the public address system.--JM
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|Publication:||City Limits Investigates|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2009|
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