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Most lines to operate with modified Sunday schedules through June 7
First Published - 05/31/2020 - 9:22PM

Through Sunday, June 7, Metra will be operating a modified Sunday schedule with the last late night inbound train and last late night outbound train cancelled. There will be no service on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor or North Central Service lines. Riders are advised that more trains could be cancelled during the day depending on circumstances; we will be closely monitoring events and our priority will be the safety of our passengers, employees and our system. Please pay attention to this website for the latest updates.

Sunday schedules can be viewed on these timetables: Metra Electric   Rock Island    BNSF     UP West   Milwaukee District West    Milwaukee District North    UP North     UP Northwest (the last train on the UP Northwest Line will leave downtown at 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:30 p.m.)

We hope to be able to expand service to our alternate schedules posted here next week if possible.

Last Updated - 06/03/2020 - 4:21PM

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 242 rail stations.


Weekday Ridership and Service Levels (July 2018- June 2019)

  Route Miles # of Trains Avg. Weekday Ridership
BNSF 37.5 97 63,000
Metra Electric
(University Park, Blue Island, South Chicago)
40.6 155 28,100
Heritage Corridor (Joliet) 37.2 7 2,600
Milwaukee North (Fox Lake) 49.5 63 22,100
Milwaukee West (Elgin) 39.8 58 20,600
North Central Service (Antioch) 52.8 20 5,600
Rock Island (Joliet, Blue Island) 46.6 68 26,900
SouthWest Service (Manhattan) 40.8 30 9,600
Union Pacific North (Kenosha, WI) 51.6 70 34,600
Union Pacific Northwest (Harvard, McHenry) 70.5 65 40,100
Union Pacific West (Elburn) 43.6 59 27,900
Total 487.5 692 281,100

Metra Statistics

Farebox Recovery (2019 Budget) 53.1%
2018 On-Time Performance 94.8%
Route Miles 487.5
Track Miles 1,155
Average Weekday Passengers 281,100
Average Weekend Passengers 93,200
2018 Annual Passenger Trips (millions)


Trains Scheduled per Weekday 692
Trains Scheduled per Weekend 454
Diesel Locomotives 168
Trailer & Cab Coaches 854
Multiple-Unit Electric Cars 186

*All data excludes NICTD South Shore

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