Transit Overcrowding, snacking passengers top NYC subway gripes, survey finds The G train tied with the 7 train as the worst in the city, a YouGov survey found. Photo Credit: Flickr / qsctmc295 By CAROLINE LINTON Updated February 27, 2015 11:41 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The riders have spoken: The G and the 7 subway lines are the worst, according to a YouGov survey of subway riders released on Thursday. YouGov surveyed 594 adults ages 18 and up, 47% of whom ride the subway regularly. Twenty percent of respondents called the subway their most preferred mode of transportation (although 34% of respondents picked cars over subways because duh), with the 1 and the F lines having the most riders among the respondents (7%). Nine percent of respondents said they found the G and the 7 lines to be the worst, beating out the No. 2 subway line, which the Straphangers Campaign reported last year as the worst subway line. It's definitely a blow for G train riders, who earlier this week believed they saw two women fall out of a portal, lending a kind of magical mystery to the subway. The answer, though, turned out to be kind of run-of-the-mill. Survey respondents said they ranked their choices based off trains arriving too infrequently (44%), delays (43%) and trains being too overcrowded (38%). The survey also asked about the major problems on the subway. Overcrowding is key on everyone's minds, with 29% of respondents listing that as the worst aspect of the NYC subways. It far beat out expense (11%) and trains arriving too infrequently (9%). Despite the phrase "MTA time," 57% said trains arrive frequently. And despite the (unfounded) fears of getting Ebola on the subway, 39% of respondents said the subway cars are clean. (Ok, sure, if you want to believe!) It wasn't all negative: The 1 and the L (Brooklyn, keep being you) tied for the best line, with 6% each picking those lines. Although a hearty 27% answered "don't know." The overall best aspect of the subway: That it's 24/7. Aw, New York, we just can't quit you. SUBWAY SURVEY AT A GLANCE Worst aspect of NYC subways:- Too crowded - 29%- Too expensive - 11%- Trains too infrequent - 9%- Poor night and weekend ervice - 7%- Dirty cars - 6%- Panhandlers - 6%- Behavior of other riders - 6% Best aspect of NYC subways:- 24-hour service - 47%- Gets you where you need to go - 27%- New modern cars - 4%- Electronic time tables - 3%- Fares reasonable - 3%- Other - 16% Copping to bad behavior:- Eating food, drinking - 36%- Spreading out on seats - 9%- Putting bags on seats - 10%- Declining to offer a seat - 8%- Holding doors - 12%- Hogging pole - 7%- Blocking riders from enterting, exiting - 14%- None - 40% (Note: Respondents chose all that applied, leading to results over 100%.) -- With Dan Rivoli By CAROLINE LINTON Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.