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MTA: Subway boasts best on-time performance in over 5 years

May 19, 2019 - 3:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTA says the subways were on time almost 80 percent of the time in April.

That's the highest on-time performance level since October 2013.

The MTA released new performance statistics on Sunday.

The stats also show that LIRR trains were on time 95.3 percent of the time in April, which is the best on-time rate for the rail road in almost seven years. 

The agency says efforts to reduce track fires from debris have also been fruitful. The MTA says there have been 81 incidents so far this year, compared to 133 at this point in 2018.

Mobile vacuums on platforms and vacuum trains that pick up garbage around the system are among the tools the MTA is using to clear debris.

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