Metra is a commuter railroad in the Chicago city area. The railroad operates 241 stations on 11 different rail lines. It is the fourth busiest commuter rail system in the United States by ridership and the largest and busiest commuter rail system outside the New York City area. There were 83.4 million passenger rides in 2014, up 1.3% from the previous year.
|Owner||Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)|
|Locale||Chicago Metropolitan Area, United States|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||11|
|Number of stations||241|
|Daily ridership||292,000 (weekday, FY2013)|
109,700 (weekend, FY2013)
|Chief executive||Don Orseno|
Union Pacific, BNSF
|System length||487.7 mi (784.9 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) |
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