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 November 23, 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, 11/22/22

3,548,878

60.8%

Monday, 11/21/22

3,366,444

58.8%

Sunday, 11/20/22

1,720,204

76.3%

Saturday, 11/19/22

2,320,286

72.7%

Friday, 11/18/22

3,539,383

61.0%

Thursday, 11/17/22

3,735,576

62.2%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

3,755,716

63.3%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

3,715,536

63.0%

Monday, 11/14/22

3,408,125

60.7%

Sunday, 11/13/22

1,795,682

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

Tuesday, 11/22/22

1,236,503

53.7%

Monday, 11/21/22

1,308,734

57.6%

Sunday, 11/20/22

613,770

65.9%

Saturday, 11/19/22

821,154

60.5%

Friday, 11/18/22

1,354,177

61.8%

Thursday, 11/17/22

1,464,411

62.7%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

1,479,354

63.6%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

1,477,151

63.6%

Monday, 11/14/22

1,440,347

66.3%

Sunday, 11/13/22

662,034

62.9%

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, 11/22/22

200,300

69%

Monday, 11/21/22

185,600

64%

Sunday, 11/20/22

74,500

80%

Saturday, 11/19/22

97,700

87%

Friday, 11/18/22

183,600

61%

Thursday, 11/17/22

193,800

67%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

194,900

68%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

196,200

68%

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, 11/22/22

183,800

71%

Monday, 11/21/22

166,500

63%

Sunday, 11/20/22

74,900

93%

Saturday, 11/19/22

101,100

105%

Friday, 11/18/22

161,800

60%

Thursday, 11/17/22

178,100

68%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

179,200

69%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

182,800

70%

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, 11/22/22

27,957

87.7%

Monday, 11/21/22

25,766

86.2%

Sunday, 11/20/22

15,556

85.9%

Saturday, 11/19/22

16,076

94.6%

Friday, 11/18/22

27,236

89.5%

Thursday, 11/17/22

28,778

88.7%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

28,574

85.3%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

28,155

86.2%

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, 11/22/22

982,740

98.5%

Monday, 11/21/22

896,487

99.0%

Sunday, 11/20/22

830,876

110.0%

Saturday, 11/19/22

929,687

103.7%

Friday, 11/18/22

981,421

100.3%

Thursday, 11/17/22

962,670

100.2%

Wednesday, 11/16/22

912,685

98.4%

Tuesday, 11/15/22

903,257

99.3%