The No. 7 line, praised as New York City's best only last month, has fallen in stature because its trains run on schedule only 75 percent of the time, a new survey by a transit advocacy organization found.
The New York City Transit Riders Council said the No. 7 line, which links Times Square in Manhattan with Flushing, was 16th among 21 subway lines surveyed as far as on-time performance was concerned.
Another transit watchdog agency, the Straphangers Campaign, had given the No. 7 "best-in-the-city" rating in July for the fourth consecutive year.
The NYC Transit Riders Council said nearly half of the city
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