NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers: Bus | Rail | Subway Creative Commons License

The datasets on this page were produced by the GIS Lab at the Newman Library of Baruch College, CUNY using the Data Feeds from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). They represent NYC transit bus, rail, and subway routes and stops. It was created so that members of the public would have access to well-documented and readily-usable GIS layers of NYC mass transit features. The point and line layers are in a shapefile format, projected in NAD 83 NY State Plane Long Island (feet). The route files for the subway and the railroads include style files for QGIS (.qml) and ArcGIS (.lyr).

Metadata is included in the zip file for each layer, or can be directly viewed via the XML link. Please review the metadata for a description of the contents, creation, and use limitations of the shapefiles. The data is intended for non-commercial use for basic geographic analysis and mapping purposes, and will be updated bi-annually.

Bus

PLEASE NOTE - each borough file may include, or may be missing, routes and stops for buses that originate in a neighboring borough.

Name Features File Type Download Metadata
Brooklyn Bus Routes lines shapefile routes_bk_bus_may2015.zip XML
Brooklyn Bus Stops points shapefile stops_bk_bus_may2015.zip XML
Bronx Bus Routes lines shapefile routes_bx_bus_may2015.zip XML
Bronx Bus Stops points shapefile stops_bx_bus_may2015.zip XML
Manhattan Bus Routes lines shapefile routes_mn_bus_may2015.zip XML
Manhattan Bus Stops points shapefile stops_mn_bus_may2015.zip XML
Queens Bus Routes lines shapefile routes_qn_bus_may2015.zip XML
Queens Bus Stops points shapefile stops_qn_bus_may2015.zip XML
Staten Island Bus Routes lines shapefile routes_si_bus_may2015.zip XML
Staten Island Bus Stops points shapefile stops_si_bus_may2015.zip XML
Bus Company Routes lines shapefile routes_bus_company_may2015.zip XML
Bus Company Stops points shapefile stops_bus_company_may2015.zip XML

Rail

PLEASE NOTE - the route file for Metro North is highly generalized and is not appropriate for detailed reference mapping at or below the county level.

Name Features File Type Download Metadata
LIRR Routes lines shapefile routes_lirr_may2015.zip XML
LIRR Stops points shapefile stops_lirr_may2015.zip XML
Metro-North Routes lines shapefile routes_metro_north_may2015.zip XML
Metro-North Stops points shapefile stops_metro_north_may2015.zip XML
Metro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus Stops points shapefile stops_metro_north_bxbus_may2015.zip XML

Subway

Name Features File Type Download Metadata
Subway Routes lines shapefile routes_nyc_subway_may2015.zip XML
Subway Stops points shapefile stops_nyc_subway_may2015.zip XML
Subway Station Entrances points shapefile entrances_nyc_subway_may2015.zip XML

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Disclaimer: Every effort was made to insure that the data, which was compiled from public sources, was processed accurately. The creator, Baruch College, and CUNY disclaim any liability for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may be contained therein or for any damages that may arise from the foregoing. Users should independently verify the accuracy of the data for their purposes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has not created nor do they endorse the datasets provided on this site. However, as the data was derived from MTA sources it is subject to the terms and conditions presented here: http://web.mta.info/developers/developer-data-terms.html#data.