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 2017 was a staggering 176,799.


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 71.5% between 1996 and 2017, representing an additional 38,754,658 passengers annually — 106,177 passengers per day.

BROWSE detailed historical data on Times Square’s ridership in our 2011 report, or 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.