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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 versions of the data. Some layers are not updated bi-annually because there were no changes between the current source data and the last published version. For previous version versions see the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers Archive.

Sample Maps Created Using the Layers

Bus

Mass 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.

nov2018 / PDFnov2018 / PDFnov2018 / PDFnov2018 / PDF
DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2018

2020 - Nov

NYC Bus Routeslinesshapefilebus_routes_nyc_nov2020.zipXML
2018

2020 - Nov

NYC Bus Stopspointsshapefilebus_stops_nyc_nov2020.zipXML
2018

2020 - Nov

NYC Express Bus Routeslinesshapefileexpress_bus_routes_nyc_nov2020.zipXML
2018

2020 - Nov

NYC Express Bus Stopspointsshapefileexpress_bus_stops_nyc_nov2020.zipXML

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.

DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2017 2019 - JanMayLIRR Routeslinesshapefileroutes_lirr_jan2017may2019.zipXML / PDF
2017 2019 - JanMayLIRR Stopspointsshapefilestops_lirr_jan2017may2019.zipXML / PDF
2017 2019 - JanMayMetro-North Routeslinesshapefileroutes_metro_north_jan2017may2019.zipXML / PDF
2017 2019 - JanMayMetro-North Stopspointsshapefilestops_metro_north_jan2017may2019.zipXML / PDF
2017 2019 - JanMayMetro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus Stopspointsshapefile stops_metro_north_bxbus_jan2017.zipbx_bus_may2019XML / PDF

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.

may2018 / PDFnov2018 / PDF
DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2018 2020 - MayNovSubway Routeslinesshapefileroutes_nyc_subway_nov2020.zip XML
2018 2020 - NovSubway Stopspointsshapefilestops_nyc_subway_nov2020.zip XML
2016 - MaySubway Station Entrancespointsshapefilesubway_entrances_may2016.zip XML / PDF
2017 - JanPATH Train Routeslinesshapefileroutes_path_2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanPATH Train Stopspointsshapefilestops_path_2017.zipXML / PDF

Annual Ridership

DateNameFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2018 2020 - OctAugNYC Transit Subway Ridership 2007 to 20172019excelnycsubway_ridership.xlsxsee file for details
2018 2020 - OctMayPATH Train Ridership 2012 to 20172019excelpath_ridership.xlsxsee file for details

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