Subway riders spend more time waiting for trains, audit finds

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NEW YORK — The amount of time New York City subway riders spend wait between trains is getting longer.

That’s the finding of an audit by the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The audit found that the MTA’s “wait assessment” showed a decline in performance.

The wait times got worse on 16 lines and improved on five.

The MTA denounced the findings. In a statement, it said the audit includes “misunderstandings” and “outright misrepresentations.”

The agency added that the audit is “bereft of any substantive suggestions to make life better for subway customers.”

It says its capital plan includes steps to address the wait times such as new infrastructure and more subways.