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Metra logo November Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through November 2018.

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Burlington Northern Santa Fetrned chart1,291,8031,339,9061,415,3881,324,5961,346,2431,358,4351,364,0191,397,2931,347,0291,327,9801,345,1501,373,5951,331,6451,305,7501,253,6661,194,0461,198,694
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart26,26219,36122,35121,96721,32127,03324,02024,42416,98313,94215,98817,97020,13115,39218,84420,99125,259
Electric District Main Linetrned chart559,402585,428651,682645,897677,456687,016713,466748,285760,249765,216816,651894,487892,258840,410809,467766,343834,161
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart49,00455,09964,03765,77773,80272,34777,09985,98064,12256,72966,91477,78283,57177,85874,47579,74099,034
Heritage Corridortrned chart60,62259,83363,26755,38560,88759,74456,86459,67958,46059,36060,39663,72560,24159,46556,23552,52049,388
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart552,143566,577603,232569,401593,097574,933575,488595,765577,414585,169613,610607,796571,238567,118526,137486,917507,151
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart503,647519,445577,775552,291562,253559,222562,435581,041571,446540,942560,173554,832530,902504,138481,335470,132489,557
North Central Servicetrned chart134,792140,562149,958143,028145,821141,949141,050149,502135,582130,575136,218123,341109,54589,28498,82299,96183,650
Rock Island Districttrned chart625,229653,665702,651673,934690,153703,466699,291734,366714,872707,464756,974820,116836,772797,742780,671740,080755,793
SouthWest Servicetrned chart202,115208,961216,497215,717218,017221,249214,506219,038207,362203,047204,004213,289190,196155,594151,492142,676137,076
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart708,771742,016785,278755,644758,541754,728761,932781,473803,779868,261863,680808,845721,593700,038677,645634,000666,796
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart878,634898,616960,614906,968934,566914,286909,092941,567868,153813,014841,351844,358815,778798,525771,940733,997715,812
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart668,461685,068727,405674,983677,565675,220674,054675,321645,172622,428632,229669,180636,200592,726575,531538,573547,643
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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