NEW YORK CITY — You've made your choice and the results are in.
In March, we asked DNAinfo New York readers across the city to take our interactive survey and show us their favorite places to sit, stand, and ride on the subway. Since then, nearly 7,000 of you responded, and now we're ready to share the results.
While we didn't know for sure what we'd find on each train line, we had a guess. Based on our own experiences riding the trains and on a study by the Transit Research board, we figured that the most popular spots would be near the train doors.
It turns out we were right.
Our interactive asked readers to pick where they would choose to ride on empty, half-full, and completely full train cars. And in the first scenario — a completely empty train car — anywhere between 40-80 percent of readers chose to either sit or stand right next to the doors. You can see this pretty clearly in this picture of the 1 train. (Click on the image to move through to the actual interactive.)
So that's it, right? Case closed?
Because while door seats and standing areas are the most popular overall, that doesn't mean they're No. 1 in all scenarios. In fact, we found that on some lines, the most popular seat changes based on ride length. For instance, for rides of 45 minutes or longer, the most popular seat on the B train is actually a perpendicular corner seat. And, for short trips, riders on the F train are almost as likely to stand as they are to sit down.
Click on the link below to explore the seating results for yourself, or check out our summaries of the various train lines.