At the heart of midtown, Times Square is a critical hub in the MTA subway network with five stations contained within the district boundaries. The Times Square-42nd St/42nd St station (serviced by the N,Q,R,S,1,2,3,A,C,E trains) drew an average of 166,041 passengers per day in 2011. The 49 St station (N,R,Q) drew 22,251 riders per day, while 50 St (1) drew 20,953, 50 St (C,E) drew 15,270, and finally 7 Av (B,D,E) drew 11,775. The total average daily ridership for these five stations was 236,289, representing over 86 million passengers per year.
Perhaps more impressive is the rate that Times Square ridership has skyrocketed over the last two decades. Average daily ridership in the district increased 87% between 1992 and 2011, representing an additional 110,000 passengers per day. For more detailed historical data on Times Square’s ridership, click here.