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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).

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 versions see the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers Archive.

Mass Transit dataset creation scripts on GitHub


^ NOTE - Layers for May 2020 represent reduced, essential service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See this document for details.

DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata

2020 - May ^

NYC Bus Routeslinesshapefilebus_routes_nyc_may2020.zipXML

2020 - May ^

NYC Bus Stopspointsshapefilebus_stops_nyc_may2020.zipXML

2020 - May ^

NYC Express Bus Routeslinesshapefileexpress_bus_routes_nyc_may2020.zipXML

2020 - May ^

NYC Express Bus Stopspointsshapefileexpress_bus_stops_nyc_may2020.zipXML
2019 - DecNYC Bus Routeslinesshapefilebus_routes_nyc_dec2019.zipXML
2019 - DecNYC Bus Stopspointsshapefilebus_stops_nyc_dec2019.zipXML
2019 - DecNYC Express Bus Routeslinesshapefileexpress_bus_routes_nyc_dec2019.zipXML
2019 - DecNYC Express Bus Stopspointsshapefileexpress_bus_stops_nyc_dec2019.zipXML


DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2019 - MayLIRR Routeslinesshapefileroutes_lirr_may2019.zipXML
2019 - MayLIRR Stopspointsshapefilestops_lirr_may2019.zipXML
2019 - MayMetro-North Routeslinesshapefileroutes_metro_north_may2019.zipXML
2019 - MayMetro-North Stopspointsshapefilestops_metro_north_may2019.zipXML
2019 - MayMetro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus Stopspointsshapefilemetro_north_bx_bus_may2019XML


^ NOTE - Layers for May 2020 represent reduced, essential service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See this document for details.

DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2020 - May ^Subway XML
2020 - May ^Subway XML
2019 - MaySubway XML
2019 - MaySubway XML
2016 - MaySubway Station XML
2017 - JanPATH Train Routeslinesshapefileroutes_path_2017.zipXML
2017 - JanPATH Train Stopspointsshapefilestops_path_2017.zipXML

Annual Ridership

DateNameFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2020 - AugNYC 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 Routes


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) and the Port Authority of NY and NJ have not created nor do they endorse the datasets provided on this site. Data derived from MTA sources it is subject to the terms and conditions presented here: