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Straphangers name No. 7 train city’s best

For a second consecutive year, the Straphangers Campaign has found the No. 7 subway line to be the city’s best.

The transit advocacy agency cited the No. 7 for cleanliness and reliability, although it came in no better than fifth concerning the chance of finding a seat on the crowded trains.

The Q train came in fifth, the E sixth, the J/Z seventh, the M eighth, followed by the No. 4, N, No. 5, W, No. 3, V, A, B, F, No. 2, D, R and — at the bottom — C.

The report praised the subway system, which the Straphangers said improved in public announcements and cleanliness and had fewer breakdowns.

Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at or phone at 718-260-4536.

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