The Straphanger’s Campaign released its 2008 “State of the Subways Report Card” and the grades are looking less than A+ for our little engine that could. The G’s profile lists the train as the title holder for the system’s dirtiest subway line. Orphaned plastic bags and sticky Snapple floors make me want to get tested for Hep – but the news gets worse: cars on the G are the most likely to break down as well!
Reasons for the G’s runt like behavior seem to elude even Subway authorities as Brooklyn Paper reported. But while the G continues to mystify; its shiny, starlet Williamsburg sibling, the L train, brought home a glowing report card boasting the best regularity of any line and perfect in-car announcement performances. The L received low marks for seating but that bodes well for all the people that continue to use the line as a catwalk.
I guess I must be Night-of-the-Living-Dead status when I ride the G because I have absolutely no qualms with this line. I find the trash that isn’t soiled generally provides good reading material when you’ve forgotten your book. And Hey! Being stuck on the G beats being stuck on the L because at least you’ll be sitting when your panic attack sets in!