Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit People Mover at Millender Center. Photo collection of David Pirmann.


Detroit has two rail-based public transit systems, the People Mover and the QLine Streetcar.

People Mover

Photo locations: Congress Street, Millender Center, Renaissance Center, Bricktown, Greektown, Cadillac Center, Broadway, Grand Circus Park, Campus Martius, Times Square, Rosa Parks T.C., Michigan Avenue, Fort/Cass, Huntington Place, West Riverfront, Financial District

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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Bricktown

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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Financial District

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Location: Renaissance Center

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Location: Renaissance Center

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QLine Streetcar

The QLine Streetcar is a 3.3-mile-long line running along Woodward Avenue. It connects Downtown Detroit at Congress Street to Midtown and New Center. It opened on May 12, 2017, Its six streetcars were built by Brookville Equipment Corporation. The cars are 66-feet long, three-section articulated, low floor; and are equipped with rechargeable batteries for off-wire movement on sections of the line not equipped with overhead wire. The cars are numbered 287–292.

Route map, showing the Q Line and the People Mover.. From Wikipedia;Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 license.

Photo locations: Congress Street, Campus Martius, Grand Circus Park, Montcalm Street, Sproat Street/Adelaide Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard/Mack Avenue, Canfield Street, Warren Avenue, Ferry Street, Amsterdam Street, Baltimore Street, Grand Boulevard

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Former Streetcar Lines

Municipal takeover of the legacy the streetcar network in Detroit, including the former privately owned Detroit United Railway, took place in 1922. However, Detroit, being home of the US automotive industry, led the way in bus substitution, the process beginning in 1925. The last steel-wheeled streetcar ran in Detroit in 1956.

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Location: Fairgrounds

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Location: Ruier Loop

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Detroit People Mover Official Site

QLine Detroit Official Site

QLine (Wikipedia)

Detroit United Railway (Wikipedia)

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