How to Ride

Welcome aboard! To enjoy your elevated ride through Downtown Detroit, learn about station locations, what’s allowed on the trains, and service hours to quickly move you everywhere you want to go.

How to Ride the Detroit People Mover (DPM)

The People Mover is safe, secure and stress-free with panoramic views and practical fun for the entire family. Use the system for sporting and concert events, sightseeing or traveling to work. Seven days a week, the People Mover gets you there like nothing else. We hope you will enjoy your trip and reach your destination safely.

Choose one of 13 People Mover stations in the Downtown Detroit central business district. “X” Marks the spot: Street level People Mover stations are located on main streets and are identified by brightly-colored cross beams. Remaining DPM stations are integrated into several well-known buildings.

People Mover Stations

People Mover Stations Connected to Buildings & Facilities

Michigan Avenue

Grand Circus Park(Woodward & Park)

Times Square(Grand River & Park Ave.)

Cadillac Center(Broadway & Gratiot)

Broadway(Broadway & John R. St.)

Greektown(Attached to Jack Greektown Casino)

Bricktown (Beaubien & Fort St.)

Millender Center

Joe Louis Arena

Renaissance Center

Fort-Cass

Financial District(Larned & Shelby)

 

Cobo Center


INSERTING THE FARE

  •   Step up to the fare gate.
  •   Place coins in your left hand and drop each in one at a time.
  •   Proceed through the turnstile when you hear a beep.
  •   If there is a problem, press the coin return button on top of the fare gate and check the return slot below.
  •   Swipe passes through the card reader, listen for the beep and continue through the turnstile.

BOARDING THE TRAIN

  • Stations and DPM vehicles are accessible to elderly and disabled persons
  • Elevators, escalators and stairs will transport you to the platform level. Wait for the train behind the yellow caution line at all times.
  • All station stops are announced prior to arrival. Doors automatically open and shut. Passengers will hear a chime before the closing of the doors. Please do not waive hands or feet in front of the door. The Detroit People Mover is driverless technology and cannot be halted on board the vehicle.
  •  If emergency assistance is needed, please see a Transit Officer or use the push-to-talk communications located on the train and at the platform.

 

Safe Riding Tips for Parents & Kids

As an elevated rail system focused on safe riding experiences, we hope you enjoy your visit each and every time you travel.

The Detroit Transportation Corporation has posted several tips for traveling on the Detroit People Mover with children. They can be found inside the stations and onboard each train.

“Safety Bob’s ABC’s for Kids and Parents Riding on the Detroit People Mover” is also available as a PDF for download. Please see the link below.

Special note to families: Let’s Stay Together

  • The People Mover is an automated system where movement is based upon communication between the five trains.
  • Holding the doors repeatedly can result in system-wide delays. Don’t push ahead while others in your group may move at a slower pace. Rather, wait for the next train and board together. Another train is coming, guaranteed
  • Should you be separated from your party, exit at the next station, communicate by cell phone or notify a DPM Transit Police Officer.
  • Moms, fold up the strollers, as adults streaming out from the back of vehicles may not notice your child right away.

How to ride | DPM

Safety Bob’s Tips for Families