HOLY COW! Metra sets new ridership record in wake of Cubs World Series victory

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Cubs fans take a selfie after their Metra ride home from the Cubs World Series celebration on Nov. 4.
David Lassen
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs’ World Series win has given the city’s commuter railroad a reason to celebrate as well. Metra experienced the busiest day in its history on Friday, Nov. 4, as the Chicago Cubs hosted a victory parade downtown.

Metra handled more than 460,000 passengers during the parade, shattering the previous ridership record of 430,488 passengers previously set on July 3, 2007.

Metra Executive Director and CEO Don Orseno says the “Cubs long-awaited victory had the potential to create a historically busy day for Metra, which is why we used every locomotive and railcar available to manage the huge number of fans traveling downtown.”

Orseno says he is “proud of the way [Metra] train crews and staff at the stations directed the crowds and delivered fans and daily commuters to their destinations safely.”

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