M-1 Rail

 
 

PHOTOS: Testing underway for Detroit’s new QLine streetcar

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi. Former WDIV-TV 4 Anchor CarmenRead More


WATCH: Detroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) undergoes testing

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi.  


PHOTOS: M-1 Rail (QLine) Construction Nearing Completion in midtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE along Woodward Avenue in midtown Detroit. Construction crews are putting the final touches on the rails in preparation for the new M-1 Rail (Qline) system. Line stations still need to be built from the ground up. M-1 RAIL recently began the first of nearly 1,000 tests to be conducted before the start of passenger operations in 2017, operating a small motorized inspection car called a “speeder” to ensure the track is free of obstructions in advance of the first QLINE vehicle delivery. The first passengersRead More


PHOTOS: QLINE (M-1 Rail) construction continues in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit to check on the progress of the new QLINE (formerly known as the M-1 Rail project). Most of the construction work is focused on the area in and around Campus Martius Park on the southern portion of the rail line. Work is also underway in the Midtown area near Wayne State University. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction along Woodward Avenue during construction. The entire QLINE project is expected to be complete by the fall with streetcar testingRead More


Quicken Loans: QLINE is new name of Detroit’s M-1 Rail Streetcar

TweetDETROIT — QLINE. That’s the new name of the M-1 Rail Streetcar project that’s currently under construction along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The announcement was made today by Quicken Loans on Twitter. The mortgage company purchased the naming rights for $5 million back in May 2015. The 3.3-mile light rail project will transport passengers from Grand Boulevard in the New Center area south to Congress Street in downtown Detroit. Organizers predict that between 5,000-8,000 riders will use the QLINE each day. “In the upcoming year, QLINE will begin moving ridersRead More


PHOTOS: What’s New in the “D” (Detroit) — December 2015 Edition

TweetAs thousands of people will be flying into Detroit for the upcoming 2016 North American International Auto Show, we thought it was important to show you What’s New in the “D.” This serves as an update to our gallery we posted in August.  We’ll show you new bars and restaurants like Sharky’s on Monroe, Mike’s Kabob Grille, Bon Bon Bon dessert shoppe, and Drought raw juices. In addition, you’ll see an update on the M-1 Rail construction near Hockeytown Cafe. We’d like to be the first to welcome you toRead More


PHOTOS: What’s New in the D (Detroit, MI) — Part One

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE in downtown Detroit for a look at what’s new and exciting in the Motor City. We’ll start with the construction of the new Carhartt store at 5800 Cass Ave. Then, we’ll go to the ongoing construction of the new M-1 light rail system, which is expected to open in 2017. Next, we’ll show you the installation of the new LED digital marquis at the Fox Theatre. The new Detroit Red Wings arena is being built just a few blocks away for a projectRead More