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 January 27, 2023

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, 1/26/23

3,635,061

64.4%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

3,515,871

62.4%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

3,573,110

64.0%

Monday, 1/23/23

3,140,786

59.8%

Sunday, 1/22/23

1,594,681

68.4%

Saturday, 1/21/23

2,139,051

82.1%

Friday, 1/20/23

3,381,842

63.3%

Thursday, 1/19/23

3,499,007

64.2%

Wednesday, 1/18/23

3,610,726

66.6%

Tuesday, 1/17/23

3,459,047

65.0%

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, 1/26/23

1,283,544

58.4%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

1,304,087

58.5%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

1,395,803

62.5%

Monday, 1/23/23

1,271,412

60.7%

Sunday, 1/22/23

609,670

60.8%

Saturday, 1/21/23

820,998

79.6%

Friday, 1/20/23

1,378,373

66.6%

Thursday, 1/19/23

1,324,406

62.2%

Wednesday, 1/18/23

1,446,167

67.8%

Tuesday, 1/17/23

1,398,081

67.4%

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

Thursday, 1/26/23

190,200

66%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

188,200

66%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

196,300

68%

Monday, 1/23/23

172,900

59%

Sunday, 1/22/23

64,900

69%

Saturday, 1/21/23

88,400

78%

Friday, 1/20/23

172,400

58%

Thursday, 1/19/23

179,800

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

Thursday, 1/26/23

173,700

67%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

171,700

66%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

182,100

70%

Monday, 1/23/23

155,400

58%

Sunday, 1/22/23

61,700

77%

Saturday, 1/21/23

84,800

88%

Friday, 1/20/23

150,000

56%

Thursday, 1/19/23

170,100

65%

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, 1/26/23

27,061

85.7%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

26,738

82.0%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

27,701

87.8%

Monday, 1/23/23

25,087

84.7%

Sunday, 1/22/23

14,721

79.6%

Saturday, 1/21/23

15,580

97.1%

Friday, 1/20/23

26,548

87.2%

Thursday, 1/19/23

26,737

84.3%

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, 1/26/23

890,830

103.3%

Wednesday, 1/25/23

815,210

93.3%

Tuesday, 1/24/23

863,886

101.1%

Monday, 1/23/23

809,261

95.9%

Sunday, 1/22/23

744,230

97.4%

Saturday, 1/21/23

826,850

111.1%

Friday, 1/20/23

915,022

98.6%

Thursday, 1/19/23

862,336

96.8%