Every NYC subway line is getting worse. Here’s why
July 4, 2017
Subway delays have become a frustrating fact of life in New York City. The major cause of subway delays is a factor that basically did not exist 15 years ago: overcrowding. The subway is a victim of its own success and the city’s resurgence. Large crowds slow down trains, which creates more crowding in a vicious circle that takes hours to unwind during every rush.