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Metra logo March Total Rail Ridership By Branch

Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through March 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 chart1,284,2421,333,4871,346,5591,356,2891,371,4401,348,2211,381,7981,371,2921,344,3671,339,6451,360,7321,326,0451,290,9831,247,9791,235,6361,200,4441,219,379
Electric District Blue Island Branchtrned chart17,92620,25420,02125,51624,44724,11921,92122,16714,41016,93718,39520,22519,09418,64124,06222,81825,741
Electric District Main Linetrned chart570,553604,518646,596659,114690,049687,603733,809723,839781,290798,821795,790863,082830,065790,201786,939835,468827,771
Electric District South Chicago Branchtrned chart53,65361,68265,08172,94269,03472,36483,02784,74962,88069,15375,17588,11980,74879,88878,80885,506104,199
Heritage Corridortrned chart60,04161,82359,21265,68361,32657,38056,55560,45259,51461,93061,38363,06561,29462,79857,38155,39748,280
Milwaukee District North Linetrned chart526,836550,104567,253583,488584,962565,943577,887570,871569,093594,699548,981550,730531,119495,965494,534489,024525,104
Milwaukee District West Linetrned chart508,545528,376554,583560,551566,768557,866578,348576,550548,955542,013513,219525,129507,329476,549480,087488,730515,282
North Central Servicetrned chart132,594138,406144,926144,590149,133137,930143,177134,439132,709136,798118,372112,86599,58598,41898,75889,92378,846
Rock Island Districttrned chart630,344666,555679,000696,370702,280705,308727,963715,028719,816759,591755,839823,012808,091776,087783,085768,075785,048
SouthWest Servicetrned chart201,581208,112216,843222,222220,437216,189215,096218,803206,139211,832199,701196,308175,625154,967152,107148,620119,743
Union Pacific North Linetrned chart688,476730,474748,960755,470746,229757,377744,381844,718874,172879,645720,635714,244670,773672,527675,162651,475669,224
Union Pacific Northwest Linetrned chart846,946892,034918,882932,997936,238905,720918,606858,234838,204818,721780,390814,186792,137752,890759,824729,303741,227
Union Pacific West Linetrned chart654,083677,892688,956694,381682,409671,016673,846635,679607,141606,843629,339634,168599,037566,701561,304550,248547,339
Source: Metra Planning and Analysis

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