Franklin Avenue Shuttle Is the Hottest Subway Line; the L Is the Coolest

The award for the hottest train in the entire subway system goes to the Franklin Avenue Shuttle. Congrats, Franklin Avenue Shuttle takers! It is cool in the summer 83 percent of the time, 10 percent below the system average. The good news is, there are only four stops on the line. Meanwhile, the L was the coolest line. Cool, like, temperature cool. Except when it doesn't run at all. As for the platforms, they're pretty much all arid wastelands come July, or sometimes, June. As Marcia Honess told the Daily News, "The stations are hot. Sometimes they cook you." [Gothamist]

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