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Metra logo  Rail Ridership Summary for October 2016

Summary Metra rail ridership data is available for January 2002 through October 2016.

Note: Metra monthly ridership figures are based on ticket sales. Ridership on the South Shore service provided by NICTD is not included in the totals. Passenger loads by service period come from conductor counts taken as trains enter or depart downtown. Click on the “Weekday Ridership” link to see station level detail from the boarding and alighting counts.

  
Ridership by Branch
Weekday Ridership
Ridership by Fare Zone
Overview
Ticketed Boardings6,748,304
Free Rides76,784
Total Boardings6,825,088
 
Average Weekly Passenger Loads
Service PeriodLoad
Weekday Peak Direction1,121,500
Weekday Off-Peak345,000
Saturday67,800
Sunday43,000
Total Week1,577,300
Passenger loads are three-month rolling averages and do not include the South Shore Line.
service breakdown chart
historical ridership chart previous 13 month ridership chart

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