The much anticipated QLINE street car makes it’s debut on May 12.
The 3 mile route will service the Woodward corridor, from downtown Detroit to Midtown. This also marks the first time since 1956, that Detroit has had streetcar style public transportation.
What was originally called the M-1 rail (before Dan Gilberts’ Quicken Loans purchased the naming rights), began construction in July of 2014, costing $142 Million. Each car will be 66 feet in length, and can travel up to the maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. up Woodward.
I’m curious to see how all these crazy drivers in South East Michigan are going to adapt. That’s the biggest question mark for me.
Here is some video of Detroits’ newest addition to the public transportation family. Enjoy:
Video courtesy of WXYZ channel 7 Detroit