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Operations and Ridership Data

Metra oversees all commuter rail operations in northeastern Illinois region, with responsibility for day-to-day operations, fare and service levels, capital improvements and planning. The Metra system is comprised of 11 separate lines radiating out from Chicago’s Loop, and serves more than 100 communities at 241 rail stations.

 

Weekday Ridership and Service Levels (July 2015 - June 2016)

  Route Miles # of Trains Avg. Weekday Ridership
 
BNSF 37.5 94 65,300
Metra Electric
(University Park, Blue Island, South Chicago)
40.6 170 32,800
Heritage Corridor (Joliet) 37.2 7 2,400
Milwaukee North (Fox Lake) 49.5 60 22,900
Milwaukee West (Elgin) 39.8 58 22,300
North Central Service (Antioch) 52.8 22 5,800
Rock Island (Joliet, Blue Island) 46.6 74 29,800
SouthWest Service (Manhattan) 40.8 30 9,900
Union Pacific North (Kenosha, WI) 51.6 70 35,500
Union Pacific Northwest (Harvard, McHenry) 70.5 65 40,700
Union Pacific West (Elburn) 43.6 59 27,200
Total 487.5 709 294,600

Metra Statistics

Farebox Recovery 54.3%
 
On-Time Performance 96.3%
Route Miles 487.5
Track Miles 1,154.9
Average Weekday Passengers 294,600
Average Weekend Passengers 108,300
Annual Passenger Trips

81.0

Trains Scheduled per Weekday 709
Trains Scheduled per Weekend 483
Diesel Locomotives 149
Trailer & Cab Coaches 845
Multiple-Unit Electric Cars 186

*All data excludes NICTD South Shore

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