MTA Confirms Subways Are Officially As Crowded As They Seem

Commuters at the Bedford Ave subway station board a crowded train December 22, 2014 in New York.  The last stop that the L train makes before traveling to Manhattan is said to be over-congested during the morning rush hour.
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In 2014, 1.75 billion people rode the subway, up 2.6 percent from 2013, according to a new report from the MTA. That’s the highest subway ridership has been in 65 years, and explains why it’s impossible to comfortably ride a train during rush hour. But psstMTA, if you think continuously yelling about how overcrowded the subway is will make New Yorkers more understanding about delays, think again.