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Detroit

Michigan, USA


Date of openingJul 1987
Network length4.8 km (2.98 mi)
Stations13
Lines1        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line13.00
Avg. station distance400 m (0.25 mi)
Avg. line length4.80 km (2.98 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
System typePeople mover
Daily ridership
Fare collection
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 600 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless linesDowntown people mover, LIM technology (since 1987)
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

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Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Relationships with Other Metros

US Bombardier ART family
Members: Beijing (Airport Line), Detroit (people mover), Kuala Lumpur (Kelana Jaya Line), Miami (Metromover), New York (AirTrain JFK), Toronto (Scarborough RT), Vancouver (Expo Line, Millennium Line), Yongin (EverLine),
Characteristics: Similar 'automated rapid transit' trains. Vancouver and Kuala Lumpur use LIM technology.




Maglev or LIM Technology

LIM: Linear Induction Motor technology utilizes the repelling and attracting forces of electromagnets to move steel-on-wheel trains forward:
  • People Mover




Lines with a View

The automated people mover operates on a loop through downtown Detroit and provides interesting views of the central business district skyscrapers and waterfront.

Photo by Wigwam Jones, flickr.com




Circle Lines

Isolated circle - People mover - 4.8 km - 13 stations - round trip 15 minutes - completed 1987 - unidirectional.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

The closing chimes on Detroit's People Mover are exactly the same as on Toronto's subways (see there).






Handpicked Resources

thepeoplemover.com Official website




Generic Links for Detroit People Mover

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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