QLINE Streetcar Overhead Catenary System

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan
Client: 
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
Contract Value: 
$4,000,000
Year Completed: 
2016
Expertise: 

The overhead catenary system and traction  power feeders serve the QLINE Streetcar, a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. The team also provided vehicle charging stations along off-wire portions of the route for charging the batteries of the vehicle onboard energy storage systems.

The QLINE Streetcar provides more miles of off-wire track than any other streetcar in the country and is only the third streetcar in the nation to include off-wire segments. Additionally, the project was the first streetcar system to provide vehicle charging stations.