QLINE Will Return to Service in 2021



QLINE WILL RETURN TO SERVICE IN 2021

QLINE is on track to begin carrying passengers late this summer after more than a year of suspended service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow our progress to learn more about what we’re doing to improve service and when the QLINE will begin carrying passengers.

Exercising Cars

Happening right now

Hiring

June 1

Training

June 15

Simulated Operations

July 1

Operations Resume

August 1

Exercising Cars

Streetcars are back on Woodward Ave. Exercising the streetcars keeps QLINE in good working operation, ensures the tracks are free of obstruction, and provides opportunities for staff training.

Hiring

QLINE operations and management are shifting in-house. We’re building a local operations and management team dedicated to a new standard of reliability and safety for our riders. Learn more about our open positions.

Training

Training is underway. We’re implementing new operating procedures and technology to make QLINE reliable. Operators are now able to adjust to real-time roadway conditions to ensure streetcars arrive on-time.

Simulated Operations

Before passenger service resumes, we will run simulated operations to ensure QLINE is reliable and consistent. Our goal of service in 15 minutes or less will be tested, tracked, and reported to make sure we’re ready for relaunch.

Operations Resume

QLINE is scheduled to resume service in late summer. As the Woodward Corridor emerges from the pandemic, QLINE is an important part of restarting activity and returning vitality to Detroit’s core.