Though all trains are fairly miserable during the morning and evening commutes, it seems the A/C train is particularly bad these days, something you may have noticed at, say, the Nostrand stop or Hoyt-Schermerhorn. The MTA confirmed at least some of the A/C misery during a recent review, and they say they'll try to make the line less miserable...ish.

Per the review, available on the MTA's website, the A/C's ridership isn't as wild as, say, the 4/5/6 in Manhattan, but it's frequently delayed and uses older infrastructure, which slows down service and leads to overcrowding. To marginally mitigate this, the agency says they'll tweak schedules to get trains in and out of stations more easily and put more platform conductors on duty at Hoyt-Schermerhorn to manage crowds.

But the MTA's only adding a single A train between 9 and 9:30 a.m., and riders' advocates and elected officials say that that's not enough. "Anyone riding the subway has experienced delays, overcrowding and inconvenience, but service on the C train has been notoriously bad," Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney said in a statement. "I join my colleagues and subway riders in urging the MTA to improve the frequency of C trains."

The C train, mind you, was ranked the worst line in the city in terms of its breakdown rate and scheduled service by the Straphangers Campaign this year, a dubious award it's won time and time again. "The MTA claims that the A and C lines are not crowded by their believe-it-or-not standards called 'loading guidelines,'" Gene Russianoff, senior attorney for the Straphangers Campaign, said. "The Straphangers Campaign challenges transit officials to ride with us one day and ask some riders what they think." Challenge accepted!