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Most MTA stations need repairs, comptroller says

subway stations need repairs Most MTA stations need repairs, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images

A report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office Thursday found just one in four of New York City subway stations in good repair.

DiNapoli said the report, which used data from New York City Transit, found 51 out of a total 468 stations were defect-free.



"New York City Transit reports it is making progress on repairing stations but the pace is too slow and much more work needs to be done,” DiNapoli said. “Worn or damaged stairs and platform edges pose risks for riders, while broken tiles, lights and peeling paint leave riders with a low opinion of the transit system."



The largest number of defects were found in Queens and Brooklyn stations, according to the report.



The MTA maintained "all 468 stations ... are safe for our 5.8 million daily customers," in a statement sent out Thursday.



The MTA said the organization repairs "any unsafe condition," including platforms, "immediately," and said DiNapoli's report does not "reflect" the MTA's current approach to repairing deteriorated components instead of entire stations.


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