DETROIT — After a decade of planning and more than two years of construction, M-1 Rail officials announced the QLine streetcar line is set to launch on May 12, CRAIN’s reports.
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 — about 35 mph. M-1 predicts 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.
The $142 million streetcar system is being paid for with a mix of public and private funding. The line, powered by a mix of overhead electrical power lines and batteries in the streetcars, operates out of the Penske Technical Center in the New Center area. For the full story, click here.