The New York City subway system surpassed 4 million paid riders in a single day Thursday, the first time that has happened in more than three years, officials announced in a press release Friday.

The subway system recorded 4,002,961 paid rides Thursday, officials announced in a press release Friday.

The last time the subway had over 4 million riders in one day was March 12, 2020, when 4.1 million riders used the subway, the release said.

"The MTA is the lifeblood of this city, and New York State has made critical investments in our subways to improve the rider experience," Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. "Surpassing four million riders for the first time since the start of the pandemic isa testament to the resiliency of New Yorkers and the importance of supporting the nation's largest transit system."

According to the release, OMNY also set a single-day record Thursday with 1,699,914 taps, which accounts for 42.5% of all paid rides.