Detroit QLINE Receives 1st Streetcar

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The first streetcar arrived in Detroit on Wednesday.

“Receiving the first QLINE streetcar at this time will provide M-1 RAIL a greater opportunity to help Detroiters acclimate to the idea of sharing the road with a streetcar, and give us additional time for driver training,” said M-1 Rail Chief of Operations Paul Childs in a statement.

The car was built by Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corporation and arrived nearly two months ahead of initial projections, M-1 Rail officials said in a news release.

The three-piece QLINE streetcars are 66 feet in length and have a capacity of 125 passengers per car.

QLINE streetcars will share the road with vehicular traffic and have a top speed of 35 mph. Each car will offer Wi-Fi access, vertical bike racks, and heating and cooling systems.

QLINE expects to begin revenue service in spring 2017.

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