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Elimination of Ticket-by-Internet program
First Published - 04/27/2018 - 10:24AM

Due to declining internet ticket sales, Metra is eliminating the Ticket-by-Internet program – which includes recurring orders and one-time sales of Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets on its website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (July) via this program will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30. This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. Please see alternate purchasing options here.

Last Updated - 05/14/2018 - 3:06PM

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 2016- June 2017)

  Route Miles # of Trains Avg. Weekday Ridership
 
BNSF 37.5 94 63,900
Metra Electric
(University Park, Blue Island, South Chicago)
40.6 156 31,600
Heritage Corridor (Joliet) 37.2 7 2,400
Milwaukee North (Fox Lake) 49.5 60 22,800
Milwaukee West (Elgin) 39.8 58 22,100
North Central Service (Antioch) 52.8 22 5,800
Rock Island (Joliet, Blue Island) 46.6 70 28,700
SouthWest Service (Manhattan) 40.8 30 9,600
Union Pacific North (Kenosha, WI) 51.6 70 34,700
Union Pacific Northwest (Harvard, McHenry) 70.5 65 39,600
Union Pacific West (Elburn) 43.6 59 26,900
Total 487.5 709 288,100

Metra Statistics

Farebox Recovery 54.4%
 
On-Time Performance 96.1%
Route Miles 487.5
Track Miles 1,154.9
Average Weekday Passengers 291,100
Average Weekend Passengers 105,900
Annual Passenger Trips

80.4

Trains Scheduled per Weekday 709
Trains Scheduled per Weekend 439
Diesel Locomotives 150
Trailer & Cab Coaches 848
Multiple-Unit Electric Cars 186

*All data excludes NICTD South Shore

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