About M-1 RAIL
M-1 RAIL owns and operates the QLINE, a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. The QLINE is the first major transit project led and funded by private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local, state and the federal government. QLINE opened to the public on Friday, May 12, 2017. In its first week of operations, QLINE had nearly 50,000 riders, averaging more than 7,140 riders daily.
M-1 RAIL is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to lead the design, construction, and operation of a modern streetcar system in Detroit. The unprecedented public-private partnership that made the QLINE a reality is a model for regional collaboration, local commitment and transportation planning.