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MTA: Number of Late Trains Up 19 Percent in Last Year

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If it seems like the subway is running late more often, it is.

According to a new Metropolitan Transportation Authority report, 25 percent of all subway trains were late between October 2013 and October 2014.

That is up from 19 percent the year before.

The MTA classifies a train as late if it arrives at the end of the line at least five minutes later than scheduled.

Train delays were also up over the same time period, with an average of more than 41,000 a month.

That's a 51 percent jump from the previous 12 months.

The MTA blames the late trains on higher ridership, crowded platforms and increased track work.

It also says the numbers may be on the rise because of more accurate reporting of train arrivals and departures.

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