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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. 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 of the data (Jan 2017). For previous version see the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers Archive.

Sample Maps Created Using the Layers


DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2017 - JanNYC Bus Routeslinesshapefileroutes_bus_nyc_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanNYC Bus Stopspointsshapefilestops_bus_nyc_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanNYC Express Bus Routeslinesshapefileroutes_expbus_nyc_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanNYC Express Bus Stopspointsshapefilestops_expbus_nyc_jan2017.zipXML / PDF


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 - JanLIRR Routeslinesshapefileroutes_lirr_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanLIRR Stopspointsshapefilestops_lirr_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanMetro-North Routeslinesshapefileroutes_metro_north_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanMetro-North Stopspointsshapefilestops_metro_north_jan2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanMetro-North Bronx Shuttle Bus Stopspointsshapefile stops_metro_north_bxbus_jan2017.zipXML / PDF


DateNameFeaturesFile TypeDownloadMetadata
2017 - JanSubway XML / PDF
2017 - JanSubway XML / PDF
2016 - MaySubway Station XML / PDF
2017 - JanPATH Train Routeslinesshapefileroutes_path_2017.zipXML / PDF
2017 - JanPATH Train Stopspointsshapefilestops_path_2017.zipXML / PDF


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:


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