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Q-Line streetcar on Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
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Detroit’s first street car in over 60 years is officially open to the public.

The QLINE will run for 3.3 miles, or 6.6 miles both ways, along Woodward Avenue connecting Detroit’s downtown and midtown.

Matt Cullen, the CEO of M-1 Rail, which owns and operates the QLINE, knows that several Detroiters don’t think the QLINE goes far enough to help residents outside of the downtown area.

“We agree with that and we understand that perspective but we remain confident that this can be the first step in a broad regional transit system,” Cullen said.

M-1 Rail streetcar design
M-1 Rail

Detroit's light rail system will get its first streetcar delivered ahead of schedule. 

M1-Rail officials say the first streetcar for the "Q-Line" will be delivered Wednesday, nearly two months ahead of initial projections. There will be four streetcars when the Q-Line opens. 

M1-Rail's Sommer Woods says when the streetcar arrives, they will immediately begin training and testing.