System Facts

Metra oversees all commuter rail operations in the 3,700 square mile northeastern Illinois region, with responsibility for day-to-day operations, fare and service levels, capital improvements and planning.

This section contains fact sheets designed for quick reference on various aspects of Metra. Additional information on Metra’s operating statistics can be found in the menu on the left under the Operations and Ridership link.

The Regional Transportation Authority has additional information on Metra’s performance measures and asset inventory.