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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) and the GIS files from the NJ Office of Information Technology. 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).

Please review the metadata for a description of the contents, creation, and use limitations of the shapefiles. Read this post for pointers on applying colors and styles. The data is intended for non-commercial use for basic geographic analysis and mapping purposes, and will be updated bi-annually. This page contains the most recent version versions of the data (May 2016). For previous version . Some layers are not updated bi-annually because there were no changes between the current source data and the last published version. For previous versions see the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers Archive.

Sample Maps Created Using the Layers

Bus

PLEASE NOTE - each borough file may include, or may be missing, routes and stops for buses that originate in a neighboring boroughMass Transit dataset creation scripts on GitHub

Bus

Layers for Nov 2020 capture the resumption of normal services (compared to reduced services during May 2020 due to COVID-19). See this document for details.

Brooklyn bkbus_may2016 / PDFBrooklyn bkbus_may2016 / PDFBronx bxbus_may2016 / PDFBronx stopsbx_may2016.ziproutes_mn_bus_may2016 / PDFstops_mn_bus_may2016.zipEastern Queens Bus
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NYC Bus Routeslinesshapefilebus_routes_nyc_nov2020.zipXML2016

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NYC Bus Stopspointsshapefilebus_stops_nyc_nov2020.zipXML2016

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NYC Express Bus Routeslinesshapefileexpress_bus_routes_nyc_nov2020.zipXML2016

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NYC Express Bus Stopspointsshapefileexpress_bus_XML / PDF2016 - MayManhattan Bus Routeslinesshapefilestops_nyc_nov2020.zipXML2016 - MayManhattan Bus StopspointsshapefileXML / PDF2016 - May

Rail

routes_bus_company_may2016.zip
DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2019 - MayLIRR Routeslinesshapefileroutes_qnlirr_bus_may2016may2019.zipXML / PDF
2016 2019 - MayEastern Queens Bus LIRR Stopspointsshapefilestops_qnlirr_bus_may2016may2019.zipXML / PDF
2016 2019 - MayStaten Island Bus Metro-North Routeslinesshapefileroutes_simetro_busnorth_may2016may2019.zipXML / PDF
2016 2019 - MayStaten Island Bus Metro-North Stopspointsshapefilestops_simetro_busnorth_may2016may2019.zipXML / PDF
2016 2019 - MayWestern Queens and Bus Company RouteslinesshapefileXML / PDF2016 - MayWestern Queens and Bus Company Metro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus Stopspointsshapefilestopsmetro_north_bx_bus_company_may2016.zipmay2019XML / PDF

Rail

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Subway

Layers for Nov 2020 capture the resumption of normal services (compared to reduced services during May 2020 due to COVID-19). See this document for details.

LIRR lirrmay2016 / PDFLIRR lirrmay2016 / PDFpointsstopsmetronorth_may2016 / PDFMetro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus metro_north_bxbus_may2016 / PDF
DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2016 2020 - MayNovSubway Routeslinesshapefileroutes_nyc_subway_nov2020.zip XML2016
2020 - MayNovSubway Stopspointsshapefilestops_nyc_subway_nov2020.zip XML
2016 - MayMetro-North RouteslinesSubway Station Entrancespointsshapefileroutessubway_metroentrances_north_may2016.zip XML / PDF
2016 2017 - MayMetro-North StopsJanPATH Train Routeslinesshapefileroutes_path_2017.zipXML2016
2017 - MayJanPATH Train Stopspointsshapefilestops_path_2017.zipXML

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Annual Ridership

2016 Mayroutes_nyc_subway_may2016.zipstops_nyc_subway_may2016.zipentrances_nyc_subway_may2016.zip
DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2020 - AugSubway Routeslinesshapefile XML / PDF2016 - MaySubway Stopspointsshapefile XML / PDF2016 - MaySubway Station Entrancespointsshapefile XML / PDFNYC Transit Subway Ridership 2007 to 2019excelnycsubway_ridership.xlsxsee file for details
2020 - MayPATH Train Ridership 2012 to 2019excelpath_ridership.xlsxsee file for details

 

Downtown Brooklyn Bus RoutesImage Modified

 

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 and the Port Authority of NY and NJ have not created nor do they endorse the datasets provided on this site. However, as the data was Data derived from MTA sources it is subject to the terms and conditions presented here: http://web.mta.info/developers/developer-data-terms.html#data.

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