am New York: More trains needed on F, L lines on weekends, pol says

 

A Manhattan pol is pushing the MTA to step up service on the L and F lines, especially on weekends.

State Senator Daniel Squadron wants a review of the lines following a report in The New York Times that pointed out that the number of straphangers on weekends has boomed, resulting in long waits and crammed subway cars.

“I’m a big believer in the city that never sleeps,” Squadron (D-Manhattan) told amNewYork. “You can’t have a subway system that’s tied to the 9-5 clock.”

Earlier this month, Squadron sent a letter to New York City Transit President Tom Prendergast to review the L line’s performance (as he did in 2009 for the F line). An MTA spokesman said it is drafting a response to Squadron and declined further comment.

Squadron said subways are running at least half as frequent on weekends even though there are only 10 percent less straphangers riding them.

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Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 07:05