BHB reader Justine Swartz notes that following our post about the most heavily trafficked MTA subway outposts in Brooklyn Heights, the Court Street (R) train station remains blech! yuck! nasty! following Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.
Overall, the linked Court Street (R) and Borough Hall (2/3 4/5) station ranked #28 among all MTA stops; and although Atlantic Avenue is the busiest BK station in total ridership, Court/Borough Hall (and Jay Street/MetroTech)—serving Brooklyn Heights and Downtown BK—both served more weekday riders in 2012.
Swartz writes to BHB, “Hurricane Sandy closed Court Street for months due to flooding and subsequent clean-up and repairs. I took this picture today. MTA needs to clean up its act. Trains are more crowded than ever. People fight each other for seats and wind up sitting on each other’s lap. I have been used as an arm rest by big beefy guys a number of times. The MTA must put more trains in service thus reducing wait times and overcrowding.”