WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — What goes up, must come down — unless you’re talking about Uptown's problem-plagued subway elevators.
In what will come as no surprise to subway riders who live north of 135th Street, Uptown subway elevators along the A train and 1 train stations made up half of the 10 worst elevators in Manhattan when it came to elevator outages, according to the MTA's quarterly performance summary.
There were 2,520 total elevator outages reported across all of Manhattan's 125 elevators over the first three months of 2017 — trapping people inside 142 times, the report found.
Of those, the worst offenders Uptown were:
► The problem-plagued 168th Street 1 train station elevators went down 176 times between January and April, trapping people inside five times, including one instance in which the FDNY had to rescue an MTA worker who got stuck during an outage.
►The 181st Street A train elevators went down 117 times, trapping people inside two times.
► The 191st Street 1 train elevators went down 89 times, trapping people inside five times.
►The 190th Street A train station elevators went down 84 times, trapping people inside a whopping 22 times, MTA records show.
► The 181st Street 1 train elevators went down 84 times during the same period, trapping people inside four times, the report shows.
►The 168th Street A train station elevators went down 14 times, trapping people inside two times.
►The Inwood-207th Street A train elevators went down 35 times, trapping people inside 10 times.
► The Dyckman 1 train elevators went down 15 times, trapping people inside two times.
► The 175th Street A train elevators went down seven times, but no one was trapped.
Some of the elevators are scheduled to be replaced in the 2015-2019 capital program.
For a full list of elevator outages, click here.
Elected officials have blasted the MTA for turning a blind eye to the ongoing problems uptown.
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Public Advocate Letitia James and Manhattan Deputy Borough President Aldrin Bonilla blasted the MTA earlier this year for skipping a Transportation Town Hall in Washington Heights and a City Council Transportation Committee hearing to address the elevator crisis in the community.
The MTA did not respond to a request for comment on the elevator outages.