Ready to Roll: Detroit People Mover Reopens Ahead of Schedule
DETROIT – The fun truly begins this weekend in Downtown Detroit, as the Detroit People Mover is restarting service today.
Construction and testing of the trackwork were completed this week, allowing for the People Mover to begin operations on Friday, three days earlier than projected.
It was necessary to perform the rail and switch replacement, but also important to operate as soon as possible for customers who need the service, said General Manager Barbara Hansen, Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC).
“We’re happy to reopen early for our patrons, thanks to the efforts of the employees and contractors on our project team,” said Hansen. “Mobility, accessibility and convenience are always benefits of public transportation, and the People Mover will continue to make system improvements in order to be that resource for residents, workers and visitors.”
The People Mover is expected to be in demand starting with the Tigers series and GM River Days, Friday-Sunday on the city’s riverfront. Fireworks festivities follow on Monday and the Points of Light Conference at COBO Center round out the week. Standard operating hours will be in effect.
|Downtown Activity||DPM Service Changes||Nearest DPM Stations|
|GM River Days
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26
|None||Bricktown and Renaissance Center|
|Tigers v. Indians, Friday||None||Grand Circus Park and Broadway|
|4th Fridays @ Campus Martius Park||None||Cadillac Center Station|
Monday, June 27
|Millender and Renaissance Center Stations close at 6:00 p.m.; All others at Midnight||
Financial District, Joe Louis Arena and COBO
|Points of Light Convention||None||All|