Happy Holidays From the QLINE: Promotion to Support Holiday Shopping, Events and Riders Throughout the Woodward Corridor

 DETROIT – The QLINE will provide complimentary rides as a gift to residents and local businesses this holiday season. The “QLINE Happy Holidays” ride promotion will run from December 15- January 1, 2019. 

“It’s our way of encouraging residents and visitors to experience all the Woodward Corridor has to offer this time of year, from its Downtown Detroit Markets and special events to all the great restaurants and retail that make this city an exciting destination. From the Rainbow City Roller Rink at 1001 Woodward to the shops at the Fisher Building, everyone should take time to explore Detroit,” said M-1 RAIL CEO Matt Cullen.

The “QLINE Happy Holidays” ride promotion was made possible by generous gifts from three of the streetcars founding contributors, the Kresge Foundation, Quicken Loans Family of Companies, and Penske Corp. 

“This holiday season, the Woodward Corridor is alive with retail activity and cultural expression. The QLINE has helped create this vibrancy, and there is no better way to experience it than hopping aboard,” says Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation. “We’re supporting QLINE Happy Holidays to say ‘thanks’ to our regular users, and to say ‘welcome’ to those who have yet to discover this state-of-the-art streetcar and Woodward Corridor transformation.” 

The QLINE has generated more than $7 billion in new investment along the Woodward Corridor since 2012, with over 200 residential and business projects completed or underway along the route. It connects residents and visitors to many of Detroit’s major employers, restaurants, retail and nightlife. 

The “QLINE Happy Holidays” promotion will run during all service hours beginning at 8 a.m on Saturday, December 15 and ending at midnight on January 1, 2019. Streetcars typically arrive every 10-12 minutes during peak service and 15-20 minutes during off-peak hours. QLINE ambassadors will be on-board to assist riders throughout the holiday promotion. Regular fare service will return on January 2, 2019. Tickets can be purchased at https://qlinedetroit.com/tickets/.

About M-1 RAIL

M-1 RAIL owns and operates the QLINE, a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar route serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. QLINE operates Monday-Thursday from  6 a.m.- 12 a.m., Friday 6 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. QLINE opened to the public in May, 2017 and served over 1.35 million riders in its first year of revenue service.