U.S. commuter rail - leading cities by ridership 2018

The statistic shows the main cities in the United States with the largest commuter rail system in 2018, based on ridership. In that year, Chicago's commuter railroad, Metra, was the third most busiest commuter rail system in the U.S., with close to almost 68.5 million passenger trips reported in that year.

U.S. cities with the largest commuter rail systems in 2018, by ridership (in 1,000 unlinked transit passenger trips)*

Ridership in thousands of unlinked passenger trips
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Cities with transit agencies assigned by urbanized areas or urban places of less than 50,000 population outside urbanized areas based on 2000 U.S. Census Population.
** Ridership figure includes data from MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad.
Accordig to the source, data may differ from that included in Federal Transit Administration reports due to differences in data calculation procedures and in periods of time covered.

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