QLINE suspending operations starting next week during COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:19:13-04

(WXYZ) — The QLINE will temporarily suspend service starting next week due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the M-1 RAIL, service will stop following the end of the day on Sunday. It's to help protect the health and safety of customers and employees.

“Utilization along the Woodward Corridor has decreased due to Covid-19,” said M-1 RAIL CEO Matt Cullen. “This is a difficult decision to make but after discussion with our team, stakeholders and partners, it’s clear that DDOT and SMART services are sufficient to serve the transit needs of essential employees in Detroit. Once workplaces and institutions along the Woodward Corridor begin re-opening and activity resumes, QLINE will begin the process of resuming service.”

For those who use the QLINE, you can use the DDOT (4-Woodward) and SMART (461/461 FAST Woodward) bus systems.

The QLINE will periodically run along the route to keep the vehicles properly maintained, but there will be no passenger service.

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