Subway Ads



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  • Subway advertising: Displays inside trains, stations, or platforms.
  • Blue Line Media offers ads at various points inside stations.
  • Station domination available; rates vary.

What is subway advertising? The definition of subway advertising is advertising displays placed inside subway trains or inside stations or on subway platforms.

Blue Line Media is a subway advertising company that offers ads inside subway stations and platforms, inside the subway cars, at the entrance/exit points of stations (urban panels), on walls of stations, on clocks, on ticket terminals and various other displays throughout the station or platform.

Station domination (also known as station takeover) advertising is also available in many stations with rates ranging from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per period.

Recent Campaigns


Petco Advertised on Digital/LED Screens in Subway Stations

Petco Advertising on Digital/LED Screens in Subway Stations

Petco advertised on digital/LED screens inside subway stations. With the shared ad space on digital screens, each advertiser gets a "slot" equal to certain amount of seconds every minute or so. The ad can be still/static or contain motion animation. With digital screens, also known as digital out of home advertising (DOOH), advertisers can rotate different creative, run video and change creative remotely at almost any time.

Mobile Game App Publisher Playtika Advertising Took Over Subway Car Interiors in Metro Cities With "Full Brand" Ads

Mobile Game App Publisher Playtika Advertising Subway Interior Full Brand

Mobile game app maker Playtika advertising took over subway car interiors in metro cities in the United States to market its "Grand Harvest" game. All of the interior advertising space of subway cars in Chicago and half of the same in NYC and Los Angeles were dedicated to Playtika's gaming app. The ads immersed subway riders with alternating creative messaging about the app in a captive setting. Being the only advertiser on one or both sides of the subway car draws attention to the ads. This kind of takeover-advertising of subway car interiors is sometimes referred to as a "half brand" or "full brand".

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Blackberry Took Over Wall Street Station in Manhattan

Blackberry Subway Station Advertising

To introduce its newest phone, the KEYone, BlackBerry activated a subway domination in New York City's Wall Street Station. With a station domination, BlackBerry's creative appears on every ad spot in the entire station.

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Format Rate
Backlit Diorama Range of $400 - $1,950 per display per 4 week period
2 Sheet Range of $400 - $950 per display per 4 week period
Digital/LED/Video Range of $500 - $800 per display per 4 week period
Interior Car Card (Vertical Format) Range of $75 - $150 per display per 4 week period
Interior Car Card (Horizontal Format) Range of $50 - $100 per display per 4 week period
Urban Panel Range of $750 - $2,000 per display per 4 week period
Station Domination Range of $25,000 - $75,000 or more per station per 4 week period

Range of rates depends on timing and market.

Minimum Purchase:

Minimum purchase requirement is $5,000 per market or higher (depending on market), which may be spread over displays and periods. May be reduced in certain cases.


Government and nonprofit organizations may receive a discount on subway advertising.



Range of impressions/views depends on market.

Contract Due Date: As soon as possible, because advertising is sold on a first come, first served basis.

Creative Due Dates:

  • Static (Print): 2-3 weeks prior to ad start date. May be reduced in certain cases.
  • Digital/LED/Video: 3 business days prior to ad start date.
Format Est. Impressions/Views
Backlit Diorama Range of 3,000 to 10,000 per display per day.
Size: 62" W x 43" H
2 Sheet Range of 2,000 to 8,000 per display per day.
Size: 60" W x 46"
Digital/LED/Video Range of 2,000 to 8,000 per display per day.
Size: 1920px W x 1080px H
Interior Car Card (Vertical Format) Range of 1,000 to 5,000 per display per day.
Size: 21" W x 22" H
Interior Car Card (Horizontal Format) Range of 2,000 to 6,000 per display per day.
Size: 28" W x 11" H, 46" W x 11" H or 70" W x 11" H, depending on market
Urban Panel Range of 7,000 to 15,000 per display per day.
Size: 60" W x 30" H
Station Domination TBD.
Size: TBD
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Subway advertisements are available in the following markets:

State Market
California Los Angeles, CA
Illinois Chicago, IL
Maryland Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts Boston, MA (Amtrak)
Massachusetts Providence, RI-New Bedford, MA
New Jersey Entire state, incl. Newark, NJ and Jersey City, NJ (PATH and New Jersey Transit)
New York Buffalo, NY
New York New York, NY (PATH and New Jersey Transit)
Ohio Cleveland-Akron, OH
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA
Puerto Rico San Juan, PR
Washington, DC Washington, DC (Amtrak)
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