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Metra logo May Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through May 2019.

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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Burlington Northern Santa Fetrned chart1,312,2541,351,8741,357,0771,356,0781,345,7551,393,0531,399,0991,376,8541,382,2761,352,8521,331,8551,425,2451,365,9201,313,9621,246,5151,194,3381,213,3931,310,440
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart22,90417,39122,92821,14622,85424,06729,39720,63021,22613,75215,13817,94320,10014,67918,46621,91025,78223,818
Electric District Main Linetrned chart555,929581,862609,633645,378656,692704,624711,723713,508737,782743,516773,099847,709908,682891,046781,661739,759793,670874,718
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart43,53053,41361,33265,89372,87372,12672,66377,41381,19560,77660,54974,25881,98580,94678,95572,93094,24799,722
Heritage Corridortrned chart61,45561,19161,19559,35158,23561,41459,10158,11160,18657,24059,62563,63062,05361,18660,00455,16560,19344,391
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart558,695556,104573,378573,068576,563594,444588,045573,723591,776548,837563,391660,836585,014547,914506,632479,569479,691590,419
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart490,920515,011531,198546,004548,972573,966571,664561,302577,610547,029528,383570,407539,219519,899480,192456,210469,172558,151
North Central Servicetrned chart132,542136,850139,945141,951141,955156,714141,095143,545135,583128,329133,636134,850118,505104,26093,12493,62798,27777,840
Rock Island Districttrned chart618,171636,835664,645673,495676,363709,827720,146713,967704,935690,327723,383797,712845,792843,887758,184750,259752,720826,571
SouthWest Servicetrned chart196,981203,897201,535208,662209,335218,156214,262210,284212,566198,511199,355209,217200,642181,167149,012145,068142,078121,339
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart727,891734,816759,332764,027749,263772,375781,693754,253754,973854,315851,881869,428777,073681,780667,982645,162661,641789,403
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart884,847891,358925,618923,524920,710970,540945,125931,177927,237835,599821,458889,380862,054810,525764,405732,495740,875820,532
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart669,453685,577700,125693,475676,114702,043694,118657,153657,452648,571619,905684,018669,800622,546581,813544,429542,711593,517
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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