The first "Q-Line" streetcar will be delivered to Detroit ahead of schedule

Sep 14, 2016

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.

"We're going to start off with just doing some training here at our tech centers, we're just going to test all the different mechanicals of it and understand how it operates and how it functions," Woods says.

The line will stretch over three miles from downtown to the New Center area, and is set to open next spring.