Detroit's streetcar: QLine

LincLinc OwnerDetroit Icrontian
edited March 2017 in Events


  • Opens May 12, 2017.
  • Travels along Woodward Ave (M-1) from the river to New Center (3.3 miles @ 35mph; stops for traffic lights; mostly curbside).
  • $1.50 walk-up fare (pass prices unannounced).
  • Nearest stop is < 20 minute walk from ICHQ.


  • Mon-Thu 6am-11pm
  • Fri 6am-midnight
  • Sat 8am-midnight
  • Sun 8am-8pm


This is the walking route from the house to the Canfield Station. The yellow Route 1 is the path the streetcar follows. Note that the Masonic Temple is where the Marche du Nain Rouge ends every year.

Some highlights that become walkable with the streetcar:

  • New Center (Fisher Building, Shinola offices)
  • Northern Midtown (DIA, Wasabi Sushi, Amtrak station)
  • Greektown (Jacoby's, Red Smoke, Plaka, Five Guys)
  • Downtown (Vault of Midnight, Comerica Park, Foran's, Riverwalk)


  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    To New Center, I'll add:

    • Atomic Chicken (opening soon)
    • Woodpile BBQ (opening soon)
    • New Center Eatery (chicken & waffles, Detroit classic place)
    • Turkey Grill (something you have to experience - one block north of the final stop)
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian

    My inner transportation planner is so excited. Can't wait to give this a try during Epic!

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian
    edited March 2017

    The crosstown bus will take you to Woodward, and you can grab it at Avery & Forest. ($1.50 fare)

    This app will tell you when the next crosstown bus is coming.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    Cadillac Square is loaded with food trucks during lunch hours in the non-winter months, too.

    Also, the best coffee in town at Roasting Plant.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited March 2017

    Can I get to Gus's Chicken from there, because I'm sure Atomic Chicken is good, but goddam Gus's....

  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    @UPSLynx said:
    Can I get to Gus's Chicken from there

    Gus's is already much closer than the nearest station. It's just on Third.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    What he said. Gus' is a closer walk than walking to the station

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian

    Vernor's will be made available if your guts are going nuts.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    3.3 miles long? That's cute.

  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian

    Red Smoke without having to find parking in Greektown? Yes plz.

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian

    @ardichoke said:
    Red Smoke without having to find parking in Greektown? Yes plz.

    Well, there's a giant free parking garage right next to Red Smoke, and Greektown is a few blocks walk from Woodward, but in general, I don't like driving downtown either.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Caveat: It's free most of the time.

    When there's any event or any shit going on, they charge THIRTY FUCKING DOLLARS to park there unless you have a casino player's card or some shit.

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian


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