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MTA NYC Transit – 2008 Ridership by Subway Station

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

MTA NYC Transit has released 2008 subway ridership statistics by subway station for all 422 station complexes.

Here are the top 10 busiest New York City subway stations for 2008:

Station and subway lines Annual Ridership
1. Times Sq-42 St   / 42 St 60,880,668
2. Grand Central-42 St   44,600,738
3. 34 St-Herald Sq   39,040,943
4.  14 St-Union Sq    35,545,653
5.  34 St-Penn Station
6.  34 St-Penn Station
7.  Lexington Av-53 St    / 51 St
8.  59 St-Columbus Circle
9.  Lexington Av / 59 St
10.  Fulton St / Broadway-Nassau St

Additional information: Subway and Bus Ridership Statistics 2008

Source: BusChat

The 2009 METS MetroCard is here!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Continuing a long tradition, New York City Transit has released its 2009 edition METS / Take the (7) Train to the Game MetroCard. There have been 2 million copies of the card produced, and they are available for purchase at subway stations both on and off the (7) line.


For reference, here are the past MetroCards in this series:

2008 (1 of 2)



NYC Subway celebrates opening days at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

New York City Transit wants you to “Take the Train to the Game” when it comes to New York baseball. And while that includes the number 7 subway to Citi Field, the B, D, and 4 subway lines to the new Yankee Stadium, and a few bus lines no one has ever heard of, does it also include historic nostalgia subway trains from the New York Transit Museum collection?

Well, they’ve done it before – they ran the Train of Many Colors (aka the SMEEs) to both the final METS opening day and the final METS game at Shea Stadium last year, and they ran the Lo-V train to the final YANKEES game at the old Yankee Stadium last year.

And now NYCT is advertising the opening days at brand new Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium as a “Special Event” (click on the poster below).


Seems like they are going all out. So we may just be going for some historical subway rides two weeks from now!

EasyPay Xpress MetroCard

Monday, March 16th, 2009
Get the MetroCard that refills automatically

Get the MetroCard that refills automatically

I found this MetroCard, advertising the EasyPay Xpress MetroCard, on the floor of the 231 St (1) station house.

New York City Subway goes Web 2.0

Monday, March 9th, 2009

I was doing a Google search today for information on a certain MetroCard when I ran across some flickr photos of the Rockettes handing out MetroCards at the World Trade Center terminal of the (E) subway line. I thought “hey, that’s funny, I was there too and I took some very similar photos.”

So I looked closer at this user’s photostream and saw that all of the photos had to do with either MetroCard promotions or popular tourist sites that New York City Transit can bring you to. This had to be something official.

Final confirmation came when I clicked on the user’s Profile and read this:

New York City Transit’s official Flickr account informs viewers of MetroCard Deals, special events, and points of interest to be found while traveling on its subways and buses. Visit us at

So the New York City subway has gone social! It’s part of Web 2.0! Congrats!

The subway’s flickr account is “MetroCard City 2009“.

flickr: MetroCard City 2009

flickr: MetroCard City 2009

Collect the metroPCS Metrocard

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
metroPCS Metrocard

metroPCS Metrocard

metroPCS wireless service has begun an advertising campaign that includes branded Metrocards.

Beginning on Tuesday, February 17, the company will be launching a fun and unique Metro Card campaign, selling colorful purple MetroPCS reusable Metro Cards at three Bronx locations, Third Avenue and 149th Station (2/5), Fordham Road and Grand Concourse Station (B/D), and Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue Station (4).

In addition to those three stations mentioned above, the metroPCS Metrocard is supposedly available at several other New York City subway stations, listed below. I can verify that as of this morning, the card is available at MVM #0012 at 125 Street (A/B/C/D).

  • 125 2/3
  • 125 and St. Nicholas A/B/C/D
  • 125 and Lex 4/5/6
  • Jamaica Center
  • 74th and Broadway
  • 82nd Street- Jackson Heights
  • DeKalb Avenue
  • Hoyt Street – Fulton St. 2/3
  • Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College.

Remember, out of the 12 stations listed, I’ve only verified one of them.

Good luck!

Source: nycmetrocard yahoogroup