Metra

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List of United States commuter rail systems by ridership

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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 metropolitan area.

Regional Transportation Authority (Illinois)

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Using Chicago's rail infrastructure, much of which dates to the 1850s, the Illinois General Assembly established the parent Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to consolidate all public transit operations in the Chicago area, including commuter rail.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the financial and oversight body for the three transit agencies in northeastern Illinois; the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace, which are called Service Boards in the RTA Act.

North Central Service

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In 1996 Metra organized its first new line, the North Central Service, running from Union Station to Antioch.
The North Central Service (NCS) is a Metra commuter rail line running from Union Station in downtown Chicago through northwestern and far northern suburbs to Antioch, Illinois.

Pace (transit)

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A new Commuter Rail Division was created to handle commuter rail operations; along with CTA and Pace, it was one of RTA's three "service boards."
It was created in 1983 by the RTA Act, which established the formula that provides funding to the CTA, Metra, and Pace.

Rock Island District

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The Rock Island District originates at LaSalle Street Station.
The Rock Island District (RI) is a Metra commuter rail line from Chicago, Illinois, southwest to Joliet.

Suburban Transit Access Route

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In addition to core improvements on the Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West routes, planning advanced on two new Metra routes, SouthEast Service and the Suburban Transit Access Route.
On January 30, 2003, Metra announced plans to build a new service line that would introduce a new fleet of Diesel multiple unit trains (DMUs) to connect nearly 100 communities in the region and form Metra's only suburb-to-suburb service.

Chicago Union Station

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Six lines originate at Union Station.
The station serves as Amtrak's flagship station in the Midwest, and is also the downtown terminus for six Metra commuter lines.

Ogilvie Transportation Center

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The three Union Pacific lines originate at Ogilvie Transportation Center, formerly (and still popularly called) North Western Station.
It is the terminus for the three commuter rail lines of Metra's Union Pacific District to Chicago's northern and western suburbs, which approach the terminal elevated above street level.

Millennium Station

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The Metra Electric District originates at Millennium Station, formerly Randolph Street Terminal.
It is the northern terminus of the Metra Electric District to Chicago's southern suburbs, and the western terminus of the South Shore Line to Gary and South Bend, Indiana.

Illinois Central Railroad

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The Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road, Chicago and North Western and Illinois Central had been losing money for several years, and were using trainsets with passenger cars dating as far back as the 1920s.
In 1987, IC sold this line to Metra, who still operates it out of the renamed Millennium Station as the Metra Electric District.

Source Code

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Around the time of Pagano's death, allegations also surfaced that a Metra employee demanded a $2,000 payoff from the studio that used Metra in the 2011 film Source Code.
U.S. Army pilot Captain Colter Stevens wakes up on a Metra commuter train headed to Chicago.

BNSF Railway (Metra)

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The BNSF Railway Line is a Metra commuter rail line operated by the eponymous freight railroad in Chicago and its western suburbs.

LaSalle Street Station

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The Rock Island District originates at LaSalle Street Station.
It was a major intercity rail terminal for the New York Central Railroad until 1968, and for the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad until 1978, but now serves only Metra's Rock Island District.

Heritage Corridor

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The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a Metra commuter rail line in Chicago, Illinois, and its southwestern suburbs, terminating in Joliet.

Milwaukee District / North Line

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The Milwaukee District / North Line (MD-N) is a Metra commuter rail line in Chicago, Illinois, and its northern suburbs.

Aurora Transportation Center

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This 37.1 mi route runs from Union Station to Aurora, Illinois.
The Aurora Transportation Center is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Aurora, Illinois.

Milwaukee District / West Line

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The Milwaukee District / West Line (MD-W) is a Metra commuter rail line in Chicago, Illinois, and the western suburbs.

Joliet Union Station

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:Metra’s least patronized line, the Heritage Corridor is a 37.1 mi route, running from Union Station to Joliet, Illinois during peak hours only.
Joliet Union Station is a former commuter and long-distance railroad station in Joliet, Illinois serving both Amtrak long-distance and Metra commuter trains.

Blue Island–Vermont Street station

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:The shortest Metra Line, the Metra Electric District is a 31.5 mi route from Millennium Station to University Park, with branch lines serving Blue Island and South Chicago.
Blue Island–Vermont Street is a Metra station in Blue Island, Illinois, servicing the Rock Island District and Metra Electric Lines.

Fox Lake station

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:The Milwaukee District / North Line is a 49.74 mi route from Union Station to Fox Lake, Illinois.
Fox Lake is a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/North Line in Fox Lake, Illinois.

University Park station

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:The shortest Metra Line, the Metra Electric District is a 31.5 mi route from Millennium Station to University Park, with branch lines serving Blue Island and South Chicago.
University Park is a station on Metra's Metra Electric line located in University Park, Illinois.

SouthWest Service

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The Southwest Service (SWS) is a Metra commuter rail line, running southwest from Union Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois, to Manhattan, Illinois.

Union Pacific / North Line

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The Union Pacific / North Line (UP-N) is a Metra line in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Elgin station (Illinois)

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:The Milwaukee District / West Line is a 40.02 mi route from Union Station to Big Timber Road in Elgin, Illinois; on weekends and holidays, service terminates in downtown Elgin.
Elgin is one of three stations on Metra's Milwaukee District/West in Elgin, Illinois.

Union Pacific / Northwest Line

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In addition to core improvements on the Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West routes, planning advanced on two new Metra routes, SouthEast Service and the Suburban Transit Access Route.
The Union Pacific / Northwest Line (UP-NW) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs.