Home of Detroit’s streetcar line unveiled

May 5, 2016

By Leonard N. Fleming, The Detroit News

The home of the future QLine rail line was unveiled Tuesday, marking another major step toward next spring’s opening of the long-planned streetcar system up Woodward from downtown to Midtown.Website Insert Decisions copy

The Penske Tech Center, named after billionaire and M-1 Rail board chairman Roger Penske for his involvement in the public-private $137 million project, will house the administrative staff and also serve as the operations and maintenance center for the streetcars.

The 19,000 square-foot facility is located in the city’s North End on Woodward just a block north of Grand Boulevard and has a pit bay to repair the streetcars and a wash bay to clean them. It will also house the streetcars during off hours.

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