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Metra logo December Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through December 2016.

Note: Metra monthly ridership figures are based on ticket sales. This dataset does not provide a breakdown by day type or time of day. This page gives total monthly values rather than average daily values for Metra.

Metra Rail Summary

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Branch Trend 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Burlington Northern Santa Fetrned chart1,247,9791,270,7361,325,0521,292,4151,220,5441,278,4681,267,3621,265,0961,294,1961,279,9641,232,3611,235,1751,170,2261,175,7611,138,803
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart20,78719,69120,38621,86821,90220,95416,61713,72316,56617,69217,37713,51519,58721,96425,750
Electric District Main Linetrned chart575,989627,627663,778660,642642,203699,075716,761744,959802,361795,991810,219767,557744,553765,518783,212
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart51,25160,87768,12463,76763,40375,31951,63861,07863,20366,40875,75476,07871,73668,14689,055
Heritage Corridortrned chart56,31952,86157,80357,79651,28555,35155,28355,86258,30859,67157,26058,87553,65552,83444,282
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart536,557548,962593,807564,803523,737537,410532,585552,333597,834549,395508,237528,952478,392484,388490,267
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart496,473526,668561,561534,189513,037533,715526,687513,997529,982508,642478,808467,082452,604465,283472,905
North Central Servicetrned chart129,349135,517139,812129,984119,074132,158121,205125,699130,325110,37198,91083,71189,60390,68173,907
Rock Island Districttrned chart634,120655,764691,318680,515647,025679,661668,545692,709745,598758,019775,107760,271737,862746,732738,686
SouthWest Servicetrned chart192,234204,892213,133209,116191,441198,957194,392196,242206,712195,966176,879146,498141,607133,285132,724
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart690,537712,593737,392707,426661,424684,844748,210828,725830,674733,082643,029655,232634,836623,684640,236
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart866,035899,699961,073896,246836,457868,450825,803807,356839,638777,588771,376769,189728,330751,192717,873
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart657,341668,646690,901670,368621,210635,020621,036592,004609,352626,950585,345581,545546,408560,155519,564
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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