List of New York City Subway stations

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The current New York City Transit Authority rail system map; the Staten Island Railway (on the bottom-left portion of the map) is a separate entity from the New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system that serves four of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. state of New York: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.[1] Its operator is the New York City Transit Authority, which is itself controlled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. 5.284 million passengers use the system daily (weekdays, 2011), making it the busiest rapid transit system in the United States and the seventh busiest in the world.[2][3]

The present New York City Subway system is composed of three formerly separate systems that merged in 1940: the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT), and the Independent Subway System (IND). The privately held IRT, founded in 1902, constructed and operated the first underground railway line in New York City.[4] The opening of this line on October 27, 1904 is commonly cited as the opening of the modern New York City Subway, although some elevated lines of the IRT and BMT that were initially incorporated into the New York City Subway system but then demolished predate this. The oldest sections of elevated lines still in operation were built in 1885. The BMT, founded in 1923 and also privately held, was formed from the bankruptcy of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. The IND was created by the City of New York in 1921 to be a municipally owned competitor of the two private companies. Unification in June 1940 by the New York City Board of Transportation brought the three systems under one operator. The New York City Transit Authority, created in 1953 to be a public benefit corporation that acquired the rapid transit and surface line (buses and streetcars) infrastructure of the Board of Transportation, remains the operator of the New York City Subway today.

The official count of stations is 468; however, this tabulation classifies some transfer stations as two or more stations, which are called "station complexes" within the nomenclature of the New York City Subway. If station complexes are counted as one station each, the number of stations is 421. 32 such station complexes exist. The reason for the higher count generally lies in the history of the New York City Subway: IRT, BMT and IND stations are usually counted separately, particularly if their lines are not parallel and are adjacent to or on another level to each other. Regardless of how stations are counted, the New York City Subway has the largest number of rapid transit stations in the world. Included in the station counts is one station that is temporarily closed: Cortlandt Street on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. The station closed when it was destroyed during the September 11, 2001 attacks. There are numerous other New York City Subway stations that are closed, many of which stem from the demolition of elevated lines once operated by the IRT and the BMT that were made largely but not completely redundant to underground lines subsequently constructed. The newest subway station in the New York City Subway network is South Ferry on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 train), opened on March 16, 2009 as a replacement to the South Ferry loops station.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is currently building four new New York City Subway stations. An extension of the IRT Flushing Line (7 <7> trains), named the 7 Subway Extension, will erect a station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. The other three stations are being built as part of the Second Avenue Subway, a long-deferred project intended to relieve congestion on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (4 5 6 <6> trains), the busiest rapid transit corridor in the United States. The stations will be located on Second Avenue at 72nd, 86th and 96th streets.

Stations that share identical street names are disambiguated by the line name and/or the cross street each is associated with. For example, "125th Street station" can refer to four separate stations: 125th Street on the IND Eighth Avenue Line (A C E trains), the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 train), the IRT Lenox Avenue Line (2 3 trains), and the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (4 5 6 <6> trains).[5] This situation occurs numerous times.

Station configurations[edit]

Out of the system's 468 stations, about 280 are underground and about 150 are elevated, the rest are in open cuts, at-grade and on embankments.

Mezzanine

Many stations have mezzanines. These allow for passengers to enter from multiple entrances and proceed to the correct platform without having to cross the street before entering. They also allow for crossover between uptown and downtown trains on side platforms or a pair of island platforms, which is very useful when local tracks are closed for construction.

Bay Parkway station on the West End Line. The track in the middle is a bi-directional express track

Due to the large number of transit lines, one platform or set of platforms often serves more than one service (unlike other rapid transit systems, including the Paris Metro but like some lines on the London Underground). A passenger needs to look at the signs hung at the platform entrance steps and over each track to see which trains stop there and when, and at the arriving train to see which train it is.

Almost everywhere expresses run, they run on the inner one (of 3) or two (of 4) tracks, and locals run on the outer two tracks. In a 3-track configuration, the center track can be used toward the center of the city in the morning and away from the center in the evening, though not every 3-track line has that express service.

There are a number of common platform configurations:

  • On a 2-track line, a station may have one center island platform used for trains in both directions, or 2 side platforms, one for a train in each direction.
  • For a 3-track or 4-track line, local stops will have side platforms and the middle one or two tracks will not stop at the station.
  • For most 3- or 4-track express stops, there will be two island platforms, one for the local and express in one direction, and another for the local and express in the other direction. Each island platform provides a cross-platform interchange between the local and express services.

In a few cases, a 4-track station has an island platform for the center express tracks and two side platforms for the outside local tracks. This occurs only at three stations near major railway stations where the next station along the line is also an express station with the more common platform configuration. The purpose of splitting the platforms is to limit overcrowding by preventing cross-platform interchanges between local and express services. This occurs at Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line (2 3 4 5 trains) with adjacent express station at Nevins Street, where the connection is to the Atlantic Terminal of the Long Island Rail Road; and 34th Street – Penn Station on both the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 2 3 trains) and IND Eighth Avenue Line (A C E trains), with adjacent express stations at Times Square – 42nd Street and 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal, where the connection is to Pennsylvania Station, one of the two major New York City railway stations. This does not occur with the connection to New York's other major station, Grand Central Terminal, at Grand Central on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (4 5 6 <6> trains), which has no adjacent express station.

There is one notable 6-track local station, DeKalb Avenue, where trains to or from the Manhattan Bridge (B D Q R) either stop at the outer tracks of the island platforms, or pass through and bypass the station on the middle tracks ("express tracks") (D N). Trains to or from the Montague Street Tunnel (R) stop across the platform from the respective outer track.

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The DeKalb Avenue station
(only weekday services
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Stations with two levels[edit]

Also, some stations have two levels. The levels separate the platforms of different services and/or directions. For example:

  • the local trains on one level and the express trains on another level
  • trains of two different lines on two different levels
  • trains of two different directions on two different levels, with a cross-platform interchange on each level
  • trains of different services on two different levels that are on the same line
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The 59th Street and
86th Street stations of the
IRT Lexington Avenue Line
with express and local
trains on different levels
The 145th Street station
(only weekday services
are shown) with two
lines on different levels
The 125th Street (IRT
Lexington Avenue Line)

station with trains
of different directions
on different levels
The 50th Street station
(only weekday services
are shown) with different
services on different levels

Complete lists of stations[edit]

The complete list of stations is split by borough. The second column displays the number of stations as counted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The third column shows the number of stations when "station complexes" are considered to be one station each.

Borough Number of stations Number of stations Station complexes Services
BronxThe Bronx 070 068 02 1 2 4 5 6 B D 1   2   4   5   6   <6>   B   D 
BrooklynBrooklyn 170 157 010 2 3 4 5 A B C D F G J L M N Q R S Z 2   3   4   5   A   B   C   D 
 F   G   J   L   M   N   Q   R 
 S  (Franklin Avenue)  Z 
ManhattanManhattan 147 118 18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D E F J L M N Q R S Z 1   2   3   4   5   6   <6>   7 
 <7>   A   B   C   D   E   F 
 J   L   M   N   Q   R 
 S  (42nd Street)  Z 
QueensQueens 081 078 02 7 A E F G J M N R S Z 7   <7>   A   E   F   G   J 
 M   N   Q   R 
 S  (Rockaway Park)  Z 
All 468 421 32 0 1   2   3   4   5   6   <6>   7 
 <7>   A   B   C   D   E   F   G 
 J   L   M   N   Q   R   S   Z 

Station complexes[edit]

The New York City Subway has several types of transfer stations, among them station complexes (i.e. sets of two or more stations connected with a passageway inside fare control) and stations serving two or more lines (considered to be one station each). The table below only lists the station complexes. For a more detailed list see the main article.


Name of station complex Daytime Services Borough
14th Street / Sixth Avenue  1   2   3   F   L   M  Manhattan
14th Street – Eighth Avenue  A   C   E   L  Manhattan
14th Street – Union Square  4   5   6   <6>   L   N   Q   R  Manhattan
34th Street – Herald Square  B   D   F   M   N   Q   R  Manhattan
42nd Street / Fifth Avenue – Bryant Park  7   <7>   B   D   F   M  Manhattan
59th Street – Columbus Circle  1   A   B   C   D  Manhattan
149th Street – Grand Concourse  2   4   5  the Bronx
161st Street – Yankee Stadium  4   B   D  the Bronx
168th Street – Washington Heights  1   A   C  Manhattan
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center  2   3   4   5   B   D   N   Q   R  Brooklyn
Bleecker Street / Broadway – Lafayette Street  6   <6>   B   D   F   M  Manhattan
Broadway Junction  A   C   J   L   Z  Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall / Chambers Street  4   5   6   <6>   J   Z  Manhattan
Canal Street  6   <6>   J   N   Q   R   Z  Manhattan
Chambers Street – World Trade Center / Park Place  2   3   A   C   E  Manhattan
Court Square  7   <7>   E   G   M  Queens
Court Street – Borough Hall  2   3   4   5   R  Brooklyn
Delancey Street – Essex Street  F   J   M   Z  Manhattan
Fourth Avenue / Ninth Street  F   G   R  Brooklyn
Franklin Avenue – Botanic Garden  2   3   4   5   S  Brooklyn
Franklin Avenue – Fulton Street  C   S  Brooklyn
Fulton Street  2   3   4   5   A   C   J   Z  Manhattan
Grand Central – 42nd Street  4   5   6   <6>   7   <7>   S  Manhattan
Jay Street – MetroTech  A   C   F   R  Brooklyn
Lexington Avenue / 51st – 53rd Streets  6   <6>   E   M  Manhattan
Lexington Avenue / 59th Street  4   5   6   <6>   N   Q   R  Manhattan
Lorimer Street / Metropolitan Avenue  G   L  Brooklyn
Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues  L   M  Brooklyn
New Utrecht Avenue / 62nd Street  D   N  Brooklyn
Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street  7   E   F   M   R  Queens
South Ferry – Whitehall Street  1   R  Manhattan
Times Square – 42nd Street /
42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
 1   2   3   7   <7>   A   C   E   N   Q   R   S  Manhattan

Stations with the same name[edit]

At six stations, "23rd Street" is the most common station name. This 23rd Street station is on the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan
The name "Broadway" is used in three boroughs, the most of any name. This Broadway station is on the BMT Astoria Line in Queens

There are many stations that share the same name. These stations are disambiguated by the line each of them is on. The following list shows these occurrences presented Alphabetically by Borough, then west to east, then north to south; stations of the same name that form a subway complex are grouped in parentheses (); demolished and permanently closed stations are stricken through; future stations are in italics:


Name of station Lines Boroughs
Third Avenue  • IRT Pelham Line
 • IRT White Plains Road Line
Bronx
 • BMT Canarsie Line Manhattan
Fifth Avenue  • BMT Broadway Line
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IRT Flushing Line
Manhattan
Seventh Avenue  • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Brighton Line
Brooklyn
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line and IND Sixth Avenue Line Manhattan
Eighth Avenue  • BMT Sea Beach Line Brooklyn
 • BMT Canarsie Line Manhattan
Ninth Avenue  • (BMT West End Line, BMT Culver Shuttle) Brooklyn
14th Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • (IRT Seventh Avenue Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line)
 • (BMT Broadway Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Manhattan
18th Avenue  • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Sea Beach Line
 • BMT West End Line
Brooklyn
18th Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
20th Avenue  • BMT Sea Beach Line
 • BMT West End Line
Brooklyn
21st Street  • IND Crosstown Line
 • IND 63rd Street Line
Queens
23rd Street  • IND Eighth Avenue line
 • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line
 • BMT Broadway Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line Queens
28th Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • BMT Broadway Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
33rd Street  • IRT Lexington Avenue Line Manhattan
 • IRT Flushing Line Queens
34th Street  • IRT Flushing Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • (BMT Broadway Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line)
Manhattan
36th Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IND Rockaway Line
Queens
42nd Street  • (IND Eighth Avenue Line, IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, BMT Broadway Line)
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
46th Street  • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IRT Flushing Line
Queens
50th Street  • BMT West End Line
 • BMT West End Line
Brooklyn
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line and IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line
Manhattan
53rd Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn
 • Fifth Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
 • Lexington Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
Manhattan
57th Street  • BMT Broadway Line
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line
Manhattan
59th Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn
 • (IND Eighth Avenue Line, IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
72nd Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IND Second Avenue Line
Manhattan
77th Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line Manhattan
79th Street  • BMT West End Line Brooklyn
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line Manhattan
86th Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line
 • BMT Sea Beach Line
Brooklyn
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
 • IND Second Avenue Line
Manhattan
96th Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
 • IND Second Avenue Line
Manhattan
103rd Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
 • IRT Flushing Line Queens
104th Street  • BMT Jamaica Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line
Queens
110th Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lenox Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
111th Street  • IRT Flushing Line
 • BMT Jamaica Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line
Queens
116th Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lenox Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
 • IND Rockaway Line Queens
125th Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lenox Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
135th Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lenox Avenue Line
Manhattan
138th Street  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IRT Pelham Line
Bronx
145th Street  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line and IND Concourse Line
 • IRT Lenox Avenue Line
Manhattan
149th Street  • (IRT Jerome Avenue Line, IRT White Plains Road Line)
 • IRT White Plains Road Line (Third Avenue)
 • IRT Pelham Line
Bronx
155th Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Manhattan
161st Street  • (IRT Jerome Avenue Line, IND Concourse Line) Bronx
167th Street  • IND Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Bronx
168th Street  • (IND Eighth Avenue Line, IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) Manhattan
170th Street  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Bronx
174th Street  • IND Concourse Line
 • IRT White Plains Road Line
Bronx
175th Street  • IND Concourse Line Bronx
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line Manhattan
181st Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan
183rd Street  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Bronx
200th Street  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IRT Third Avenue Line
Bronx
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line Manhattan
207th Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan
225th Street  • IRT White Plains Road Line Bronx
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line Manhattan
238th Street  • IRT White Plains Road Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Bronx
Atlantic Avenue  • (BMT Fourth Avenue Line, IRT Eastern Parkway Line, BMT Brighton Line)
 • BMT Fifth Avenue Line
 • (BMT Canarsie Line, BMT Fulton Street Line)
Brooklyn
Avenue U  • BMT Sea Beach Line
 • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Brighton Line
Brooklyn
Bay Parkway  • BMT West End Line
 • BMT Sea Beach Line
 • IND Culver Line
Brooklyn
Bedford Avenue  • BMT Canarsie Line
 • IND Crosstown Line
Brooklyn
Bedford Park Boulevard  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Bronx
Bergen Street  • IND Culver Line
 • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Brooklyn
Beverley Road  • BMT Brighton Line
 • IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Brooklyn
Borough Hall  • (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, IRT Eastern Parkway Line) Brooklyn
Broadway  • IND Crosstown Line
 • BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
Brooklyn
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line Manhattan
 • BMT Astoria Line
 • IRT Flushing Line
Queens
Broadway Junction  • (BMT Canarsie Line, BMT Jamaica Line, IND Fulton Street Line) Brooklyn
Canal Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • (BMT Broadway Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line, BMT Nassau Street Line)
Manhattan
Chambers Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • BMT Nassau Street Line
Manhattan
Cathedral Parkway  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
 • IND Eighth Avenue Line
Manhattan
Church Avenue  • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Brighton Line
 • IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Brooklyn
City Hall  • BMT Broadway Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line loop
Manhattan
Clinton–Washington Avenues  • IND Crosstown Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line
Brooklyn
Cortlandt Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • BMT Broadway Line
Manhattan
Court Street  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line
Brooklyn
DeKalb Avenue  • BMT Fourth Avenue Line and BMT Brighton Line
 • BMT Canarsie Line
Brooklyn
Dyckman Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan
East 180th Street  • (IRT White Plains Road Line, IRT Dyre Avenue Line) Bronx
Elmhurst Avenue  • IRT Flushing Line
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line
Queens
Flushing Avenue  • BMT Jamaica Line
 • IND Crosstown Line
Brooklyn
Fordham Road  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
 • IRT Third Avenue Line
Bronx
Fort Hamilton Parkway  • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Culver Shuttle
 • BMT West End Line
 • BMT Sea Beach Line
Brooklyn
Franklin Avenue  • (IND Fulton Street Line, BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
 • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Brooklyn
Fulton Street  • IND Crosstown Line Brooklyn
 • (IRT Lexington Avenue Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line, BMT Nassau Street Line, IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) Manhattan
Grand Central  • (IRT Lexington Avenue Line, IRT 42nd Street Shuttle, IRT Flushing Line) Manhattan
Grand Street  • BMT Canarsie Line Brooklyn
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line Manhattan
Gun Hill Road  • (IRT White Plains Road Line, IRT Third Avenue Line)
 • IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Bronx
Halsey Street  • BMT Canarsie Line
 • BMT Jamaica Line
Brooklyn
Hoyt Street  • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line and IND Crosstown Line
Brooklyn
Jackson Heights  • IRT Flushing Line
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line
Queens
Jay Street  • (IND Fulton Street Line and IND Culver Line, BMT Fourth Avenue Line) Brooklyn
JFK Airport  • (IND Archer Avenue Line, BMT Archer Avenue Line)
 • IND Rockaway Line
Queens
Kings Highway  • BMT Sea Beach Line
 • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Brighton Line
Brooklyn
Kingsbridge Road  • IRT Jerome Avenue Line
 • IND Concourse Line
Bronx
Kingston Avenue  • IND Fulton Street Line
 • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Brooklyn
Lafayette  • IND Fulton Street Line Brooklyn
 • IND Sixth Avenue Line Manhattan
Lexington Avenue  • IND 63rd Street Line and BMT 63rd Street Line
 • BMT Broadway Line
 • IND Queens Boulevard Line
Manhattan
Lorimer Street  • BMT Canarsie Line
 • BMT Jamaica Line
Brooklyn
Metropolitan Avenue  • IND Crosstown Line Brooklyn
 • BMT Myrtle Avenue Line Queens
Mott Avenue  • IRT White Plains Road Line Bronx
 • IND Rockaway Line Queens
Myrtle Avenue  • (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line, BMT Canarsie Line)
 • BMT Jamaica Line
 • IND Crosstown Line
 • BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Brooklyn
New Lots Avenue  • BMT Canarsie Line
 • IRT New Lots Line
Brooklyn
Norwood  • IND Concourse Line Bronx
 • BMT Jamaica Line Brooklyn
Nostrand Avenue  • IND Fulton Street Line
 • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Brooklyn
Park Place  • BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle Brooklyn
 • IRT Seventh Avenue Line Manhattan
Parsons Boulevard  • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IND Archer Avenue Line and BMT Archer Avenue Line
Queens
Pelham Parkway  • IRT White Plains Road Line
 • IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Bronx
Penn Station  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan
Prospect Avenue  • IRT White Plains Road Line Bronx
 • BMT Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn
Prospect Park  • IND Culver Line
 • BMT Brighton Line and BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle
Brooklyn
Rector Street  • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
 • BMT Broadway Line
Manhattan
Rockaway Avenue  • IND Fulton Street Line
 • IRT New Lots Line
Brooklyn
South Ferry  • (IRT Seventh Avenue Line, BMT Broadway Line)
 • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue & Lexington Avenue Loops
 • IRT elevated lines
Manhattan
Spring Street  • IND Eighth Avenue Line
 • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Manhattan
Sutphin Boulevard  • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • IND Archer Avenue Line and BMT Archer Avenue Line
Queens
Sutter Avenue  • IRT New Lots Line
 • BMT Canarsie Line
Brooklyn
Times Square  • (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, BMT Broadway Line, IRT 42nd Street Shuttle, IRT Flushing Line) Manhattan
Tremont Avenue  • IND Concourse Line
 • IRT Third Avenue Line
 • IRT White Plains Road Line
 • IRT Pelham Line
Bronx
Union Square  • (BMT Broadway Line, BMT Canarsie Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line) Manhattan
Utica Avenue  • IND Fulton Street Line
 • IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Brooklyn
Van Siclen Avenue  • BMT Jamaica Line
 • IND Fulton Street Line
 • IRT New Lots Line
Brooklyn
Wall Street  • IRT Lexington Avenue Line
 • IRT Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan
Woodhaven Boulevard  • IND Queens Boulevard Line
 • BMT Jamaica Line
Queens

Top stations by ridership[edit]

These tables list the top ten New York City Subway stations by annual, average weekday, and average weekend ridership in 2012.[2]


Annual
Rank Station Annual ridership
(2012)
1 Times Square – 42nd Street /
42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
62,069,437
2 Grand Central – 42nd Street 42,984,249
3 34th Street – Herald Square 37,154,138
4 14th Street – Union Square 34,639,575
5 34th Street – Penn Station (Seventh Avenue) 27,010,176
6 34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth Avenue) 24,851,746
7 59th Street – Columbus Circle 21,599,586
8 Lexington Avenue / 59th Street 20,628,942
9 86th Street (Lexington Avenue) 19,686,985
10 Lexington Avenue / 51st – 53rd Streets 19,280,036
Weekday
Rank Station Average weekday
ridership (2012)
1 Times Square – 42nd Street /
42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
195,464
2 Grand Central – 42nd Street 150,266
3 34th Street – Herald Square 121,120
4 14th Street – Union Square 108,000
5 34th Street – Penn Station (Seventh Avenue) 88,929
6 34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth Avenue) 82,511
7 59th Street – Columbus Circle 69,653
8 Lexington Avenue / 51st – 53rd Streets 67,821
9 Lexington Avenue / 59th Street 67,478
10 86th Street (Lexington Avenue) 63,550
Weekend
Rank Station Average weekend
ridership (2012)
1 Times Square – 42nd Street /
42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
239,674
2 14th Street – Union Square 140,855
3 34th Street – Herald Square 125,297
4 Grand Central – 42nd Street 99,936
5 34th Street – Penn Station (Seventh Avenue) 87,177
6 34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth Avenue) 76,888
7 59th Street – Columbus Circle 76,520
8 Canal Street (Chinatown) 73,859
9 Flushing – Main Street 70,993
10 86th Street (Lexington Avenue) 70,146


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References[edit]

  1. ^ The remaining New York City borough, Staten Island, is served by the Staten Island Railway, a rapid transit system also operated by the MTA but not connected physically to the New York City Subway.
  2. ^ a b "Subway and Bus Ridership Statistics 2011". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "(New York City) Subways (Facts and Figures under title of Annual Subway Ridership)". MTA.info. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  4. ^ Prior to the founding of the IRT, the Beach Pneumatic Transit was an 1869 demonstration for an underground transit system in New York City, measuring 312 feet (95 m) in length. The concept, heavily based on pneumatic tubes, was not adopted.
  5. ^ Martin, Andrew (2004-09-09). "USA: Going underground in New York". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-07-04.