The QLINE began as M-1 RAIL, a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to lead the design, construction, and operation of a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.
M-1 RAIL is the first major transit project led and funded by both private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local governments, the State of Michigan, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. M-1 RAIL construction resulted in over $230 million in rail and other infrastructure on Woodward Avenue. Economic development as a result of M-1 RAIL has been estimated at $8.1 billion dollars.
Today, M-1 RAIL is the operator and managing organization behind the QLINE. Our team of transportation experts, operators, and service people is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for each and every rider.