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At the heart of midtown, Times Square is a critical hub in the MTA subway network with five stations within the district boundaries. The number of individuals who commute through Times Square every day is astounding - the average daily ridership of the Times Square-42nd Street station in 2016 was a staggering 176,799. Drag your mouse across the chart below to see how subway ridership in our five district stations has increased over the last twenty years.

Numbers courtesy of the NYC MTA.


Historic Transit Ridership

Perhaps even more impressive than current figures is the rate that Times Square ridership has skyrocketed over the last two decades. Average daily ridership in the district increased 72% between 1996 and 2016, representing an additional 39,143,303 passengers annually - 107,242 passengers per day. Browse detailed historical data on Times Square’s ridership in our 2011 report.

New York City
Subway Station
Average Passengers 
Per Day in 2016
Times Square-42nd St
(1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N,Q,R,S)
176,799
49th St (N,R,Q) 23,985
50th St (1) 22,349
50th St (C,E)  18,567
7th Ave (B,D,E) 14,144
TOTAL 255,843
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