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 December 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, 12/5/22

3,478,871

61.9%

Sunday, 12/4/22

1,990,765

74.5%

Saturday, 12/3/22

2,292,080

65.0%

Friday, 12/2/22

3,604,930

60.4%

Thursday, 12/1/22

3,777,495

62.2%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

3,575,378

59.7%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

3,603,924

61.7%

Monday, 11/28/22

3,272,939

62.1%

Sunday, 11/27/22

1,477,601

72.7%

Saturday, 11/26/22

2,001,835

71.8%

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, 12/5/22

1,251,338

60.8%

Sunday, 12/4/22

672,215

64.9%

Saturday, 12/3/22

752,025

56.9%

Friday, 12/2/22

1,380,456

62.7%

Thursday, 12/1/22

1,454,288

63.7%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

1,349,209

58.9%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

1,449,968

65.0%

Monday, 11/28/22

1,394,635

71.0%

Sunday, 11/27/22

561,830

68.6%

Saturday, 11/26/22

781,376

63.8%

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, 12/5/22

183,200

63%

Sunday, 12/4/22

81,400

87%

Saturday, 12/3/22

87,700

78%

Friday, 12/2/22

172,900

58%

Thursday, 12/1/22

181,800

63%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

189,200

66%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

192,500

67%

Monday, 11/28/22

186,700

64%

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, 12/5/22

164,900

62%

Sunday, 12/4/22

80,200

100%

Saturday, 12/3/22

90,000

93%

Friday, 12/2/22

152,700

57%

Thursday, 12/1/22

166,900

64%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

177,400

69%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

181,400

70%

Monday, 11/28/22

163,700

62%

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, 12/5/22

26,409

88.3%

Sunday, 12/4/22

15,763

80.3%

Saturday, 12/3/22

15,540

83.9%

Friday, 12/2/22

27,007

87.2%

Thursday, 12/1/22

27,018

82.1%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

26,469

78.4%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

27,009

89.3%

Monday, 11/28/22

24,969

95.2%

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

Monday, 12/5/22

873,767

99.8%

Sunday, 12/4/22

804,122

97.3%

Saturday, 12/3/22

815,868

91.0%

Friday, 12/2/22

933,219

95.4%

Thursday, 12/1/22

931,376

96.6%

Wednesday, 11/30/22

857,882

92.1%

Tuesday, 11/29/22

891,057

99.4%

Monday, 11/28/22

904,337

118.4%