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Metra logo July Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through July 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 chart1,379,2841,394,8281,443,0401,453,7101,489,9971,491,2251,408,4741,420,5671,421,0261,456,6771,554,4011,454,0151,392,4171,315,3361,284,4591,328,7591,264,209
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart19,79421,01219,95225,98226,50327,16920,88420,40512,35416,77320,06821,67815,71719,90524,33026,80825,129
Electric District Main Linetrned chart579,325600,601653,111689,964711,796737,893705,826727,929765,821829,381910,848944,655912,654802,603779,754781,512863,887
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart55,95965,47772,73979,43376,21478,47775,89497,50960,02268,69576,49885,52686,91880,32980,64382,313100,022
Heritage Corridortrned chart62,17660,56061,31358,70661,73859,29257,71857,58956,33759,59462,34358,74957,78758,25253,09552,29145,246
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart585,896598,707623,136648,138658,547646,101603,171604,105604,190660,574752,063632,082589,724532,707518,822526,819578,976
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart541,466552,922587,670617,390630,072618,997594,788626,644599,447617,950655,823600,704565,632521,775502,533537,234556,833
North Central Servicetrned chart139,851141,369150,890155,471163,190146,981144,160144,127132,876137,300145,275125,141104,81292,96497,553100,39278,627
Rock Island Districttrned chart648,406670,931700,734731,600749,867768,465724,517721,719730,274785,708876,668885,624872,614786,500790,034829,200819,733
SouthWest Servicetrned chart202,203198,903211,897219,708226,171219,428209,540208,190202,076211,214222,993202,145182,027145,545143,639144,467119,476
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart758,443783,686825,124838,568864,109855,482810,148805,860888,968928,940999,124807,585717,359702,410709,337717,828746,299
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart934,104951,108999,9261,017,6061,058,1071,005,298970,671984,734930,712911,273994,209921,602888,763822,464805,957826,912798,377
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart716,169718,506750,252749,632756,282743,872691,425692,199700,928712,266764,023729,566675,648627,699595,823611,058563,893
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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