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Subway System Average Speed, By Line

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New York City Subway System Average Speed By Line

 

1) (S) Franklin Avenue 13.3 miles per hour

2) (G) 13.5 miles per hour

3) (M) 13.7 miles per hour

4) (W) 14.3 miles per hour

5) (L) 15.3 miles per hour

6) (R) 15.3 miles per hour

7) (J) 15.4 miles per hour

8) (Q) 15.4 miles per hour

9) (1) 15.5 miles per hour

10) (2) 15.9 miles per hour

11) (6) 15.9 miles per hour

12) (3) 16.2 miles per hour

13) (D) 16.7 miles per hour

14) (N) 16.8 miles per hour

15) (C) 16.9 miles per hour

16) <6> 17.0 miles per hour

17) (V) 17.0 miles per hour

 

New York City Subway System Average: 17.4 miles per hour.

 

1) (Z) 17.4 miles per hour

2) (7) 17.5 miles per hour

3) (B) 17.9 miles per hour

4) (F) 18.0 miles per hour

5) (4) 18.1 miles per hour

6) (5) 18.3 miles per hour

7) (A) 19.0 miles per hour

8) (E) 19.6 miles per hour

9) (SIR) 20.0 miles per hour

10) <7> 20.8 miles per hour

11) (S) Rockaway Pk 22.1 miles per hour

12) (S) 42d St. 32.0 miles per hour

Source: Flickr Photo Photo Of An Average Speed By Line Chart.

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Cool,but I expected these numbers to be higher by 10-20mph.That's kinda slow in my opinion I expected something between 27mph-35mph.The (1) hauls ass the entire trip mostly b\c its independent.You can hit at least 35mph btwn almost every station.

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Surprised the (S) was the top of the list! It doesn't have extreme SRO conditions and dwell times, and there aren't all that many stops.... I expected (R) at the top, or (W).

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The <7> is impressive. If only other express lines were that speedy…

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The numbers must include station waits as well as slowing down and speeding up, because I have always imagined the subway to be at around 35-40 mph whenever I ride it.

 

I am surprised by some of these numbers though, especially the (S) (42nd st.) having the highest speeds.

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The <7> is impressive. If only other express lines were that speedy…

 

If only all the other lines were as short, as independent and had as many train sets as the (7). lol.

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Jeez that's kinda slow

 

...I am surprised by some of these numbers though, especially the (S) (42nd st.) having the highest speeds.

 

Whaddya expect, there's no stops between the 2 terminals lol

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I think a most accurate representation of the lines' speeds would be done during rush hour since most of the travel is done around that time, and do the data would more accurately reflect what most trains experience. You wouldn't measure the speed of an empty train running along its route unharassed by other trains merging ahead and train dispatchers.

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