Day-by-day ridership numbers

We’re sharing our ridership and traffic data each day to help you understand how many people are using our services in and around New York City.

Updated September 28, 2022

We’re keeping this page up-to-date with systemwide ridership and traffic estimates for subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North RailroadAccess-A-Ride, and Bridges and Tunnels. You can see changes over the past seven days, as well as get a sense of how ridership and traffic differs versus before the pandemic. Subway, bus, Access-A-Ride, and Bridges and Tunnels figures are compared with the equivalent day between 3/1/19 and 2/29/20. LIRR and Metro-North figures are compared with 2019 averages. We will generally update the page on weekdays, excluding holidays, with the prior day's figures. At times, data issues may delay the updates.

Download all the data we have published to this page, available on the NYS Open Data portal.

Subway including Staten Island Railway

Date

Total Estimated Ridership

% of Comparable Pre-Pandemic Day

Tuesday, 9/27/22

3,207,842

61.8%

Monday, 9/26/22

2,817,144

59.2%

Sunday, 9/25/22

1,760,248

69.4%

Saturday, 9/24/22

2,393,542

72.0%

Friday, 9/23/22

3,637,549

60.8%

Thursday, 9/22/22

3,741,199

62.0%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

3,887,269

64.8%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

3,775,084

63.3%

Monday, 9/19/22

3,377,212

59.4%

Sunday, 9/18/22

1,846,286

72.1%

About the subway data: Subway ridership figures are determined from MetroCard and OMNY swipes and taps, and include ridership on the Staten Island Railway. Figures from recent days may be revised as data reconciliation processes are carried out.

Bus (Local, Limited, SBS, and Express)

Date

Total Estimated Ridership

% of Comparable Pre-Pandemic Day

Tuesday, 9/27/22

1,207,520

58.6%

Monday, 9/26/22

1,183,021

62.0%

Sunday, 9/25/22

655,110

59.9%

Saturday, 9/24/22

883,986

62.0%

Friday, 9/23/22

1,450,289

62.4%

Thursday, 9/22/22

1,444,565

59.7%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

1,549,141

63.7%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

1,558,511

64.3%

Monday, 9/19/22

1,493,263

63.0%

Sunday, 9/18/22

713,014

64.2%

About the bus data: Bus ridership figures through 9/30/20 were estimated from models that use MetroCard and OMNY swipes and taps and Automatic Passenger Counter data that is available on a portion of our bus fleet. These figures are indicative of ridership but not a precise count. Ridership figures from 10/1/20 onward are a count of MetroCard and OMNY swipes and taps plus an estimate of cash fares paid. Figures from recent days will be revised as data is transmitted from buses and reconciliation processes are carried out.

Long Island Rail Road

Date

Total Estimated Ridership

% of 2019 Monthly Weekday/Saturday/Sunday Average

Tuesday, 9/27/22

192,300

67%

Monday, 9/26/22

177,200

61%

Sunday, 9/25/22

81,200

87%

Saturday, 9/24/22

98,200

87%

Friday, 9/23/22

190,700

64%

Thursday, 9/22/22

190,700

66%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

204,600

71%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

203,900

71%

About the LIRR data: LIRR ridership is estimated by a model using monthly, weekly, ten-trip, and daily ticket sales. Percent change is calculated based on 2019 monthly average weekday/Saturday/Sunday ridership figures.

Metro-North Railroad

Date

Total Estimated Ridership

% of 2019 Monthly Weekday/Saturday/Sunday Average

Tuesday, 9/27/22

176,900

68%

Monday, 9/26/22

153,900

58%

Sunday, 9/25/22

87,400

109%

Saturday, 9/24/22

115,800

120%

Friday, 9/23/22

168,900

63%

Thursday, 9/22/22

175,000

67%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

188,400

73%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

188,800

73%

About the Metro-North data: Metro-North ridership is estimated by a model using monthly, weekly, ten-trip, and daily ticket sales. Percent change is calculated based on 2019 monthly average weekday/Saturday/Sunday ridership figures.

Access-A-Ride

Date

Total Scheduled Trips

% of Comparable Pre-Pandemic Day

Tuesday, 9/27/22

24,344

87.4%

Monday, 9/26/22

21,532

90.3%

Sunday, 9/25/22

14,770

78.9%

Saturday, 9/24/22

15,593

88.3%

Friday, 9/23/22

25,738

89.2%

Thursday, 9/22/22

26,136

84.4%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

27,479

85.5%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

26,148

85.1%

About the Access-A-Ride data: To provide timely updates, this data presents scheduled Access-A-Ride trips as an indicator of demand, rather than completed trips. The process to reflect completed trips, including adjusting for on-demand trips, cancellations, no shows, and on-street issues, would delay release of data for several weeks.

Bridges and Tunnels

Date

Total Traffic

% of Comparable Pre-Pandemic Day

Tuesday, 9/27/22

886,658

101.4%

Monday, 9/26/22

868,980

100.0%

Sunday, 9/25/22

861,534

93.8%

Saturday, 9/24/22

944,900

97.1%

Friday, 9/23/22

981,726

96.8%

Thursday, 9/22/22

938,754

95.8%

Wednesday, 9/21/22

946,181

100.2%

Tuesday, 9/20/22

930,442

99.9%