G Train Line Offers Superior Service, Research Suggests

The G line is less likely to encounter service disruptions than other lines, programmer Alex Barkan notes.


Everyone owes the G train an apology. It turns out the line that so many of us love to hate might actually be the most reliable.

Programmer Alex Barkan found the G train line is less likely to encounter service disruptions, skip stations with no explanation, or run in segments compared to the F, B, L, and Q train lines, the New York Observer reports

Barkan studied service disruptions through MTA annoucements from Twitter about the aforementioned subway lines for two years, creating data visualizations of problems on each line. 

He also factored the number of stops along each line into his calculations, taking into account the G line does service fewer stations. 

As to why the most reliable line is often the most-bashed? Barkan posits that the long wait times, lack of alternative transportation to G-train riders' destinations and ever-present rodent population might leave commuters with a bad taste in their mouths. 

So, what do you think? Is the G train a treat to commute on, or has this article not swayed you in your opinion that it's simply the worst? Sound off in the comments below!


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