The L train is top of the lines
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L riders largely agree that their train is best when it comes to cleanliness and coming on-time, but in the same breath they add that theres always room for improvement.
Its pretty convenient, and it always seems to be on-time, said L veteran Mark Villanueva, 21, of Park Slope, giving extra praise to the message boards and announcements on the line. You look up [at the board] and they say how long its going to take.
While many riders agreed with a Straphangers Campaign survey that said the Ls trains rank better than other subway lines, some said the line isnt perfect.
I purposefully time my way in and out of the city so I dont have to deal with it in rush hourso I dont have to wait for three or four trains, said Mickie Quinn, 36, of Greenpoint. Its so packed and some trains will skip your stop, and youll have to wait for the next one and the platform gets more crowded.
And some riders like Carlos Sanchez, 19, of Bushwick, living 13 stops outside of Manhattan means a crawling trek into the city no matter how on-time trains are.
The only bad thing about it is its pretty slow, he said. It stops at every stop. Its not like an Express train.
Yet some riders will take the G, which scored worst in the survey for cleanliness and breakdowns, over the L any day.
Many times there are delays and there are a lot of people fainting on the train..its so crowded, said Justine Najea, 27, of Maspeth. I was late for my work a few times because I had to wait 20, 15 minutes.