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 May 19, 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

Thursday, 5/19/22

3,473,562

61.0%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

3,610,926

61.2%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

3,541,583

60.5%

Monday, 5/16/22

3,085,195

55.2%

Sunday, 5/15/22

1,759,862

67.0%

Saturday, 5/14/22

2,148,569

63.2%

Friday, 5/13/22

3,257,576

56.8%

Thursday, 5/12/22

3,436,970

58.0%

Wednesday, 5/11/22

3,447,537

58.5%

Tuesday, 5/10/22

3,420,078

59.3%

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

Thursday, 5/19/22

1,300,657

59.4%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

1,466,141

63.1%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

1,494,192

64.4%

Monday, 5/16/22

1,383,844

61.0%

Sunday, 5/15/22

690,077

61.8%

Saturday, 5/14/22

838,345

58.8%

Friday, 5/13/22

1,406,477

62.9%

Thursday, 5/12/22

1,495,220

64.3%

Wednesday, 5/11/22

1,514,922

64.3%

Tuesday, 5/10/22

1,504,314

65.1%

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

Thursday, 5/19/22

172,500

60%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

182,200

64%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

182,700

63%

Monday, 5/16/22

163,400

56%

Sunday, 5/15/22

76,100

81%

Saturday, 5/14/22

89,600

79%

Friday, 5/13/22

164,800

55%

Thursday, 5/12/22

169,500

59%

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

Thursday, 5/19/22

150,000

58%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

161,100

62%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

162,100

62%

Monday, 5/16/22

140,700

53%

Sunday, 5/15/22

69,700

87%

Saturday, 5/14/22

86,700

90%

Friday, 5/13/22

140,100

52%

Thursday, 5/12/22

149,200

57%

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

Thursday, 5/19/22

24,271

81.6%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

25,365

81.2%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

24,353

81.0%

Monday, 5/16/22

22,187

80.4%

Sunday, 5/15/22

13,379

71.5%

Saturday, 5/14/22

13,580

76.9%

Friday, 5/13/22

23,539

82.3%

Thursday, 5/12/22

25,158

83.5%

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

Thursday, 5/19/22

982,092

96.9%

Wednesday, 5/18/22

982,156

99.0%

Tuesday, 5/17/22

951,399

98.2%

Monday, 5/16/22

898,690

92.9%

Sunday, 5/15/22

908,702

95.8%

Saturday, 5/14/22

918,398

92.3%

Friday, 5/13/22

998,394

94.7%

Thursday, 5/12/22

981,139

96.2%