NEW YORK - New numbers from the MTA show transit ridership is on the rise since the city entered Phase One of reopening this week.

Subway ridership hit 800,000 on Monday, up 17 percent from the previous week.

It's the first time ridership hit that number since the start of the pandemic.

Manhattan saw the highest increase in ridership at 20 percent, while the Bronx was the lowest at 12 percent.

Bus ridership is also up 13 percent.

The MTA is running regular bus and subway service, though the overnight subway closures remain in place for cleaning.

Interim transit president Sarah Feinberg says the MTA does plan to return to 24 hour service at some point.

"we will get there at some point, but right now I think it’s incredibly helpful for us to have those overnight hours where there’s no one in the system, where we don’t have to move riders, or remove riders, where we can just enter the system and clean efficiently for a couple of hours," Feinberg said.

The city is adding 20 miles of new bus lanes and five new busways in order to provide more frequent bus service for riders.