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 6, 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

Monday, 9/5/22

1,691,156

75.8%

Sunday, 9/4/22

1,802,521

72.2%

Saturday, 9/3/22

2,117,317

72.6%

Friday, 9/2/22

2,929,344

59.7%

Thursday, 9/1/22

3,120,267

59.2%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

3,149,739

60.6%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

3,097,893

59.4%

Monday, 8/29/22

2,841,938

58.3%

Sunday, 8/28/22

1,653,459

71.1%

Saturday, 8/27/22

2,068,703

71.3%

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

Monday, 9/5/22

635,630

67.0%

Sunday, 9/4/22

672,715

62.1%

Saturday, 9/3/22

838,028

62.6%

Friday, 9/2/22

1,211,727

60.5%

Thursday, 9/1/22

1,320,008

63.3%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

1,330,247

65.7%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

1,318,626

64.1%

Monday, 8/29/22

1,257,828

64.9%

Sunday, 8/28/22

681,008

61.7%

Saturday, 8/27/22

873,100

63.4%

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

Monday, 9/5/22

93,200

100%

Sunday, 9/4/22

97,700

105%

Saturday, 9/3/22

116,400

103%

Friday, 9/2/22

185,200

62%

Thursday, 9/1/22

186,300

65%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

197,200

69%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

196,000

68%

Monday, 8/29/22

180,600

62%

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

Monday, 9/5/22

74,600

93%

Sunday, 9/4/22

77,400

96%

Saturday, 9/3/22

95,000

98%

Friday, 9/2/22

138,000

51%

Thursday, 9/1/22

140,100

54%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

149,500

58%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

152,000

58%

Monday, 8/29/22

140,500

53%

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

Monday, 9/5/22

9,722

101.8%

Sunday, 9/4/22

15,428

82.4%

Saturday, 9/3/22

15,863

96.9%

Friday, 9/2/22

24,696

92.4%

Thursday, 9/1/22

25,382

90.8%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

25,541

88.0%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

24,300

86.2%

Monday, 8/29/22

22,503

88.6%

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

Monday, 9/5/22

801,463

108.1%

Sunday, 9/4/22

901,892

100.6%

Saturday, 9/3/22

924,383

98.2%

Friday, 9/2/22

1,006,354

97.2%

Thursday, 9/1/22

997,846

97.7%

Wednesday, 8/31/22

972,327

102.9%

Tuesday, 8/30/22

934,163

99.3%

Monday, 8/29/22

927,114

100.2%