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 minutes.

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