Record Number Of Riders on NYC Subway System


If it feels like there are more people riding the subways in New York City than ever before, it’s because that’s true.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a record of more than 6.2 million people rode the subway on Oct. 29, about 50,000 more than the number of people who rode the subways on the same date the year before.

The previous record, which was less than 6.2 million people, was set on Oct. 30, 2014. The MTA has been tallying ridership records since 1985.