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Metra logo September Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through September 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 chart1,322,3201,355,2571,362,7421,394,9561,422,5971,404,6381,359,0051,410,2471,371,8791,375,9421,432,2381,374,7081,322,5661,316,2111,247,8301,232,3521,195,322
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart27,74019,99123,36423,46126,10423,56820,46221,83314,08314,25317,50617,40719,37214,57619,26023,98925,007
Electric District Main Linetrned chart567,279589,313639,154664,394698,586711,837700,206744,935786,541781,668861,757869,097867,146834,737775,325805,778826,739
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart51,75860,09366,42873,56876,64177,28176,23591,08163,83562,40173,72372,55183,14777,24780,25083,31496,455
Heritage Corridortrned chart60,59260,24361,37956,70960,59158,82356,43559,27757,71159,53760,66759,14260,65562,55656,42257,75254,007
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart548,299569,503577,051595,698621,609599,264567,990590,627586,971601,353671,511584,743560,722561,689509,640511,247529,828
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart517,055530,068558,793577,756598,330581,973611,674591,329577,592563,515603,570556,405529,516516,734485,484497,001517,559
North Central Servicetrned chart136,409138,489146,288149,784156,516143,986140,956149,426136,010139,447141,755120,173108,492102,76599,708106,64685,943
Rock Island Districttrned chart631,683654,044680,185696,900730,524733,301697,181740,930722,876742,263818,439830,080830,106804,274780,354795,376774,751
SouthWest Servicetrned chart201,077204,092212,356220,152228,269221,878209,500213,882207,437210,609216,834202,973186,832152,950148,205145,506129,456
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart725,959754,728782,041783,599802,182780,722741,051781,528820,462911,826910,501777,915709,809722,072685,303683,676697,851
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart877,284900,891944,643951,404995,877949,591913,093950,025873,923845,037903,358838,436834,552820,894774,886785,443744,996
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart679,060693,709704,809707,366726,666700,297662,414685,711659,214639,721694,357662,046624,504616,045582,040566,818524,499
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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