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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 2013 was a staggering 197,696. 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 88% between 1992 and 2013, representing an additional 42,585,277 passengers annually - 116,671 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 2013
Times Square-42nd St
(1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N,Q,R,S)
197,696
49th St (N,R,Q) 25,356
50th St (1) 26,192
50th St (C,E)  19,406
7th Ave (B,D,E) 15,800
TOTAL 284,450
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Top Image Photo Credit: David Katzenstein