Metra is a well-known commuter rail offering their services in the Chicago, United States. The Regional Transportation Authority owns this network. The Metra Chicago spread across 11 lines and 242 stations in the metropolitan area. The daily ridership of the company during weekdays stays around 0.3 million passengers, whereas it reduces to 0.11 million in the weekend. As of 2018 records, the Chief Executive Officer of the company is James M. Derwinski. In the United States, the company operates the busiest commuter rail system after the New York City metropolitan area. The slogan of the company is “The way to fly.” This network controlled by the Metra, Union Pacific, and BNSF.
Metra Chicago Routes
There are eight routes in total operated by the company. We have mentioned details about each of them below:
• Metra Electric District
It is the shortest line spreading at an area of 50.7 KM starting from Millennium Station and ends at University Park.
• BNSF Railway Line
It is the busiest route starting from Union Station and finishing at Aurora, Illinois.
• Heritage Corridor
It is a 59.7 KM route that runs from the Union Station and finishes at the Joliet.
• North Central Service
This route has an average 5,400-weekday passenger trip and ends up at the Antioch, Illinois.
• North Line
This route is of 83 KM beginning from the Ogilvie Transportation Center and finishes at the Kenosha, Wisconsin.
• West Line
This 70 KM long route starts from the Ogilvie Transportation and ends up at the Elburn, Illinois.
• Rock Island District
It is one of the busiest routes in the area that consists of 26 stations beginning from the LaSalle Street Station and ends at Joilet.