Detroit's 3.3-mile light-rail system to open May 12

Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 16:21:52-05

The operating organization for Detroit's new light-rail system says it will have a May 12 grand opening.

M-1 Rail says the QLINE will open to the public that evening following a morning news conference and inaugural first-ride down Woodward Avenue for elected officials and dignitaries.

CEO Matt Cullen says in a news release M-1 Rail is "bringing rail transit back to the heart of the city and connecting the Woodward Corridor in a way that's already begun to transform the entire district."

The QLINE track extends 3.3 miles from downtown Detroit north along Woodward Avenue. The line will serve a dozen locations and operate 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-midnight on Fridays, 8 a.m.-midnight on Saturdays, and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays.