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Subway in the evening

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Subway in the evening

I'm on a budget and will be staying in the Upper West Area and will be using the infamous metrocard.

Is it save to use the subway to get there from downtown late in the evening (9-11PM).


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1. Re: Subway in the evening

It's fine. I'm a single woman and I use the subways all the time. In fact, they'll still be crowded then.

New York, NY
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2. Re: Subway in the evening

It is absolutely safe! You will see that even in the evening hours the subway is busy. Remember that the metrocard is good on buses, also, if that makes you more comfortable.

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I stayed on the UWS this summer and went backlate evry night using the subway. Perfectly safe and there were lots of people using it at that time.

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4. Re: Subway in the evening

Have no fear. The hours you are planning to use the subway should pose no problem.

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My wife and I took the subway at about midnight and the subway was still pretty crowded and it was not a problem at all. I have posted a trip report with pictures from our first time visit to NYC on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com. Maybe you can find some useful information there :-)