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 2018 was a staggering 178,248.


Historic Transit Ridership

Perhaps even more impressive than current figures is the rate at which the Times Square ridership has skyrocketed over the last two decades. Average daily ridership in the district increased 72% between 1996 and 2018, representing an additional 39,046,495 passengers annually — 106,977 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.