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The Site was update on June 21, 2017

Detroit First Streetcar Line, 61 years after been removed from service

June 06, 2017     By Drum118

April 8, 1956 was the last day a streetcar ran on Woodward Ave in Detroit, MI that had a population of 1.8 million in 1950. Detroit had the 2nd largest system after New York City with a streetcar system having 700 cars in service daily running to all parts of the city. This was the start of the decline for the city to where it is today as well lack of transit with the removal of the streetcar system.

On May 12, 2017, 61 years later, the QLine own by M-1 Rail, a consortium of private and public businesses and institutions in the region, open a new 3.3-mile streetcar line at a cost about $200 million on Woodward Ave running from Congress Street in the south end of Downtown Detroit to Grand Boulevard to the north and short of the original plan to 8 Mile due to lack of funds. The official opening took place at Grand Circus Park about 10:30 am by the Mayor of Detroit, Governor of Michigan and other VIP. They rode LRV 288 to Congress Station.

The population of Detroit was 677,116 in 2015, with the city supposed losing another 5,000 residents in 2016.

The QLine line runs in the centre of the road for Woodward Ave from Grand Boulevard that has 3 stations in this section. Just pass the railway overpass, is the Amsterdam Street station, the last Centre station and where the line moves from the centre to the road to the curb lane. It is also a power charging station with longer power bar for charging for some unknown reason.

The QLine runs in mix traffic except at Congress Stop and one stop on Woodward Ave in the northbound lane. There are 8 stations on each side of the road.

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Tag: Feature Articles     Transit 17-004

Islington today, Kipling by 2019/20, but should be Cloverdale now

April 04, 2017     By Drum118

At the present time, Mississauga Transit (MT) Delivery 50% of the ridership for both TTC Islington and Kipling bus terminals. Over the past 5 years or so, an increase of ridership going out to Mississauga has starter to exceed the inbound numbers.

Islington has been the main terminal since MT started to drop riders off there for their 22 different routes. There has be a fight over the years to stop MT servicing these stations lead by local residents and ward councilors to stop MT from running their buses on Toronto Streets, since transit is the easy thing to deal with than dealing with the real problem and that cars.

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Tag: Feature Articles     Transit 17-003


Link to the photo for Downsview Park Station
TTC New Spadina Subway Extension Downsview Park Station

January 24, 2017     By Drum118

TTC New Downsview Park Station is one of 6 new stations schedule to open in December 2017 on the 6.2 km Spadina Subway Extension from Sheppard West Station (currently Downsview) to Vaughan City outside of Toronto for the first time.

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Tag: Feature Articles     Transit 17-002