Since the highly touted Qline launched in May 2017, the streetcars have been beset with crashes, service disruptions, slow speeds, long wait times and diminishing ridership.
Two ambulances were called to the scene of a three-way crash between the QLine streetcar, a passenger bus and a car Monday afternoon on Woodward in Midtown.
A hit-and-run car being pursued by police struck a Qline power box.
The QLine streetcar system in Detroit had its first mishap since testing began months ago.
New streetcars are slow, unreliable, over-budget, accident-prone and vulnerable to mechanical failures, according to an exhaustive examination of the nine systems that opened since 2013.
If you were hoping the QLine streetcars in Detroit would extend to the suburbs, we have bad news.
The QLine hasn’t opened to the public yet, but it has already been hit with graffiti.
Taxpayers are being asked to pay for the operations of the M-1 streetcars, but rail officials refuse to discuss escalating costs.
The QLine is slower than expected and may force some local buses to be rerouted.