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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Weekday Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday schedules posted here. Weekend trains are operating on Sunday schedules on both Saturdays and Sundays, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 07/07/2020 - 9:09AM

Ridership Dashboard

Metra has created a simple tool that shows the level of crowding on each train.  The goal of this tool is to help riders plan their travel according to their personal needs, as well as to encourage riders to shift to less-congested trains, when possible. This tool is in Beta: Metra may update the tool in response to rider feedback or when different information becomes available. If you have any suggestions or other feedback about this tool, please send us an email at dashboard@metrarr.com

Metra is monitoring the level of crowding on each train by calculating the average number of riders per train car over a five-day period.  On the train schedules provided in the table, trains are color-coded based on the levels of crowding depicted in the graphic below. Trains that are marked “n/a” and not color coded are trains where not enough data is available to determine the level of crowding.  This can happen because the train was recently added to the schedule or because there is a data anomaly.

All Metra lines are operating on alternate schedules that will be adjusted as ridership grows. The most recent schedule changes may not be reflected in this tool.  The current schedule for each Metra line can be found here.  

Updated 7/27/2020

BNSF Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Heritage Corridor Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Milwaukee District North Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Milwaukee District West Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Metra Electric Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

North Central Service Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Rock Island Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

SouthWest Service Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Union Pacific North Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Union Pacific Northwest Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Union Pacific West Line

Weekday Schedule with Crowding

Click here for the latest CDC guidance on using public transportation.

The RTA has created a dashboard to track regional financial and travel metrics.  Click here to access the RTA’s dashboard.

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