straphanger
n. A person who rides the subway.

Example Citation:
"An imposing and formal man, Prescott Bush commuted for years to Grand Central Station, then rode down to Wall Street on the subway. 'He'd die now,' according to George's sister Nancy, 'with limos picking them up. He was a straphanger.'"
—Andrew Delbanco, "Self-Remade Man," The New York Times

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