All the information you will need to ride Metra's
Commuter Rail System Serving Northeast Illinois
The CTA operates the nation's second largest public
transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and
38 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, 1.5
million rides are taken on the CTA.
CTA has approximately 1,900 buses that operate over 134
routes and 1,937 route miles. Buses make about 1 million
passenger trips a day and serve 12,000 posted bus stops.
CTA's approximately 1,100 rapid transit cars operate over
seven routes and 222 miles of track. CTA trains make
about 1,452 trips each day and serve 143 stations.
Chicago is one of the few cities in the world that provides
rapid transit service to two major airports. From the
downtown area the CTA's Blue Line takes customers to
O'Hare International Airport in about 40 minutes and the
Orange Line takes customers to Midway Airport in about 30
Need directions? Mapquest will provide you with detailed instructions and the distance involved to any destination.