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Operator Metra
System Type Commuter Rail
Year Opened
# of Lines 15
# of Cars 130 Loco
861 Coaches
166 EMU
Mileage 332 Miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 250
Power Diesel or Elec
Fare Media Tickets
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 12/97
Last Visit 9/2010
% Rode 15%

Lake States Transit > Chicago > Commuter

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Chicago Commuters

METRA is the 3rd largest commuter rail system in the country. LIRR and Metro-North in NY are larger. Metra serves a large are of Chicago. Most of the line are diesel with the exception of the old Illinois Central which has overhead wire. 

METRA operates out of 4 stations in downtown Chicago: Union; LaSalle; Randolph & Ogilive Transportation Center


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Last Updated: 03/25/17


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