#N12BK: Subway delays

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A new study from economists at the Federal Bank of New York found that subway delays hit low-income New York commuters hardest.

Outer portions of the Bronx and Brooklyn have the lowest average household income, but also the longest commutes. This is because many of these areas only have one train line.

Commuters also have less options in these areas since the study claims they often can't afford other means of transportation.

According to the study, delays can even cut into the hourly wage of some workers as they wait out the trains.

In 2017, the MTA dubbed the 2, 4 and 5 lines the most delayed subway lines in the city.

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