Late subways report released

October 27, 2009 3:33:19 PM PDT
People wait, watch, and wait some more. Life on the rails. Officials are now confirming what you already know.

Riding the subway is far from an exact science.

New statistics show one out of four weekday trains and half of all trains on the weekend are late or skip a stop.

Some sort of snafu today, meant Sue Herman was going to be an hour late for work. "I didn't see that there were any service interruptions, no signs at the subway station," she said.

The new data is the result of a reorganization of transit information.

For the first time the agency is factoring in planned delays and disruptions.

You've read about them before, track improvements, drainage and signal work.

It gives riders a clearer picture of exactly what's going on, if you rode the G in August, it showed up on time only 17 percent of the time, the Q, 46 percent and the 1, 47.5 percent.

In the end, it's a headache for commuters.

They've spent $75 billion since 1982 on new subway cars and fixing track and signals. There is still is a lot of work to do but the hope is to get it to a state of good repair

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