Topic : M-1 Rail

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QLINE aims to popularize streetcars in Detroit

Rail| September 13, 2017

The $144 million QLINE, built as a local catalyst project, began rolling May 12, 2017 on a 3.3-mile segment of Woodward Avenue.

Detroit's QLine streetcar system launches

Rail| May 15, 2017

The $142 million streetcar system championed by Penske is expected to host 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.

Rail| May 3, 2017

Streetcar design, tech advances give owners greater flexibility in alignments

Modern streetcars have been successfully inserted into the built environment without the need for additional right-of-way and with minimal disturbance to existing on-street parking spaces, streets, or utilities, allowing owners to bring greater mobility to urban areas once thought too complex for streetcars.

Rail| April 12, 2017

Brookville completes Detroit's QLINE streetcar delivery early

The streetcars have been gradually undergoing testing in preparation for the forthcoming line opening.

Rail| March 13, 2017

Detroit's QLine streetcar official launch date set

The 6.6-mile Woodward loop includes 20 stops, with end-to-end rides predicted to take 22 to 25 minutes as the streetcars moving at the speed of vehicle traffic.

Rail| December 13, 2016

M-1 RAIL unveils streetcar station design concept

Stations will be Wi-Fi enabled, heated and equipped with security cameras, emergency phones, and next-vehicle alert screens.

Rail| October 19, 2016

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

Rail| October 12, 2016

DTE Energy to power Detroit's streetcar

The QLINE — a 3.3-mile modern street car line on Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be powered by four new traction power substations.

Rail| September 15, 2016

Brookville delivers first of six Detroit M-1 RAIL streetcars

The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.

Rail| August 24, 2016

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

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