"Convenient way to get around downtown" People Mover Tip by rcsparty

People Mover, Detroit: 9 reviews and 14 photos


The Detroit People Mover is about a 3 mile automated transit system around the main business district of the downtown. It opened in 1987, and has really never achieved its initial vision of serving as mass number of people. It?s .50 cent fare doesn?t begin to cover the cost of operating the system with the number of people using the train. However, it is a convenient and cheap way to get yourself around most of what the downtown has to offer. It is a single track system, so only moves in one direction, which was recently changed to clockwise. This allows you to get from the hotel at the Ren Cen to Joe Louis or Cobo Arena in much shorter time frame.

I utilize the train all the time when going to sporting events. It?s great to park and then jump on the people mover to get to restaurants in Greektown or the Ren Cen, or over to a hockey game at Joe Louis Arena. It does not have a stop at Comerica Park, but gets you close enough for a short walk.

Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM - Midnight
Friday 6:30 AM - 2 AM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 AM
Sunday Noon - Midnight

Directions: downtown elevated loop
Type: Train
Website: http://www.thepeoplemover.com/

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2010
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