Most subway stations have structural damage: report

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A recently released report suggests that 90 percent of subway stations have structural damage.

The report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that only 51 of the system's 468 stations didn't require repairs to stairs, columns, platform edges and lighting.

The report was based on the most recent data available - a 2012 survey conducted by NYC Transit.

DiNapoli says NYC Transit said it was making progress. But the comptroller says the pace is too slow.

The MTA counters the report's findings by saying the numbers are outdated and says subways are safe for all riders.

The MTA says it changed the way it deals with repairs back in 2010, focuses on smaller fixed rather than station renovations.

Officials say that any damages seem unsafe are repaired right away.

The 7th Avenue station in Brownstone, Brooklyn  was actually ranked as the third worst in the report behind Castle Hill in the Bronx and Seneca Avenue in Queens, but both of those stations have since had multi-million dollar repairs.