A new report released by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli this passed Friday reveals that as of 2017, not one of The Bronx’s 70 subway stations were in good condition with each one showing structural deficiencies in one form or another.
According to the report, this is an increase from 2012 when 12 stations were reported to be in good standing.
Westchester Square and Cypress Avenue along the 6 line were among the top 5 worst stations in New York City where conditions structural and architectural components were seen to have had a rapid decline since the last report in 2012 according to the Daily News.
The report also stated that half of the structural components at the 149th Street and Grand Concourse station on the 4 line needed repair (the comptroller’s report made it unclear if it was specific to just the 4 platform or the entire 2/4/5 station).
DiNapoli issued the following statement in a press release:
“Years of underfunding for the MTA capital program has translated into a longer list of needed repairs in New York City’s subway stations, fewer stations in good condition, and ever-increasing rider aggravation,” DiNapoli said. “The rising number of potentially hazardous worn or damaged platform edges is particularly troubling. On the plus side, the MTA has been able to reduce the number of the most serious station defects, but a lot more needs to be done to address declining station conditions. It is up to the MTA to prioritize its limited resources to ensure its next capital program improves service and conditions for riders.”
You can read the report for yourself over here.