The launch of the QLINE marked the first time in more than 60 years that cars and streetcars shared the road together in downtown Detroit.
Each day, the car carries thousands of riders between the Riverfront and New Center along a 3.3-mile route on Woodward Avenue, making stops at more than a dozen locations.
Here are 6 quick tips to help you master your QLINE commute.
The easiest way to ride is by downloading the QLINE Detroit mobile app to purchase tickets on your iPhone or Android. Daily and 3-hour fares are available for purchase at QLINE stations with a credit or debit card, or you can use cash to buy a ticket once you board.
You can bring your bike aboard! Space permitting, riders are welcome to hold onto their bikes in the center section of the streetcars. There are no internal or external bike racks, so be mindful of that while riding.
The QLINE is ADA compliant and is designed to accommodate mobility devices. The streetcars have level floor areas with a lot of standing areas that can be used by wheelchairs. They’re also family friendly and have plenty of room for strollers.
There are several parking options located near QLINE stops. You can find parking maps for the City of Detroit and other parking operators. ParkWhiz is the best place to find and book a guaranteed parking space before you reach your destination.
If your destination takes you beyond the QLINE route, no problem! Riders can purchase a $0.25 transfer through the onboard ticketing system for DDOT and SMART busses. That works both ways. If you’re riding DDOT and SMART, you can purchase a transfer to the QLINE as well.
The QLINE operates Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m. until midnight, Friday from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.
For more information about the QLINE, visit qlinedetroit.com.