Commuters feel the heat at subway stations across the city

Subway stations across the city became unbearable for some commuters as temperatures rose into the high-90s.

Subway stations across the city became unbearable for some commuters as temperatures rose into the high-90s.

Subway stations across the city became unbearable for some commuters as temperatures rose into the high-90s. (8/26/16)

THE BRONX - Subway stations across the city became unbearable for some commuters as temperatures rose into the high-90s. 

Some subway riders say they feel like this summer is worse than it has been in years. 

The MTA says it has seen an increase in the number of hot cars that are being reported by passengers. 

On average it says it’s receiving between 12 and 16 complaints a day, although it adds that it operates 6,300 cars, so those complaints don't even make up 1 percent of the fleet. 

The type of cars that receive the most complaints have been the ones that run on the 1 and 6 trains, which both run through the Bronx. Those cars only have one AC unit. 

The MTA says it has added personnel at its yards to fix hot cars, but says most of repairs happen at night or on weekends so it doesn't impact rush-hour service. 

Officials say commuters should drink lots of water and wear loose clothing on the trains to combat the heat.

To report a hot subway car, you can tweet to the MTA by tagging the Twitter handle @NYCTSUBWAY.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
National Be Humble Day encourages people to go 4 Word on the Street: Be Humble Day
5 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE