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"A mixed bag": That's how the Straphangers Campaign characterizes New York City subways; some good parts and some bad. For example, the C train breaks down most often, not surprising since the line has 50-year-old cars. But C trains were also the cleanest in the transit system.

Straphangers said the worst subway trains were the IRT's No. 2. Though cars are new, the line had the worst delays, scheduling and seat availability during rush hours.

The best subway line, according to Straphangers, was the No. 7 from Times Square to Flushing, based on on-time scheduling, fewer breakdowns, cleanliness, and seat availability. Some commuters found that hard to believe.

Overall, Straphangers found the public announcement system was better in the subways, also subways were 2 percent cleaner in 2013 than in 2011, while trains break down 11 percent more often.

The MTA did not comment on the ratings, just where the information can be found. "The Straphangers Campaign's latest report offers nothing that isn't already available on our website."

Straphangers Campaign says it will oppose fare increase after the LIRR strike settlement if it goes above expected 4 percent next year.

Click here for the report. 

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