Detroit People Mover Announces Reopening Date

May 19, 2022

And…it’s back! Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) has announced the restart date for the
Detroit People Mover (DPM) as Friday, May 20th. In a modified station lineup, the system will
initially have a “soft opening” with six stations; DTC plans to add People Mover stations in the
weeks ahead.

  • Limited Service Operations on the People Mover begin tomorrow (Friday, May 20th)
  • Six (6) stations will be open; trains will temporarily by-pass the remaining seven (7) stations along the route
  • Two stations will be renamed to help riders navigate stops
  • Fares will be free, with no charge to ride for the first 90 days
  • Masks are recommended to ride the People Mover

With the number of events happening downtown, the People Mover is ready to be enjoyed by Detroiters and visitors by providing free rides for the first 90 days. Two stations are also receiving new names to help riders find their way: the former Joe Louis Arena Station will be known as West Riverfront Station and Convention Center will become Huntington Place Station.

The DTC appreciates the passengers who have been invested in the People Mover’s return – their questions and comments have been important considerations as we chart our way forward.
The updated station stop list and operating hours are as follows:

DPM Stops:

Huntington Place
West Riverfront
Millender Center
Grand Circus Park

Limited Service Operating Hours

Monday – Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: Closed

Trains will continue to travel in a counter-clockwise direction around the 2.9 mile circuit as they did before the transit system’s two-year downtime, which began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of face masks is highly recommended on public transportation as well as indoors and in crowded spaces.

For more information on People Mover service, visit and follow updates on its Facebook (@detroitpeoplemovertrain) and Twitter (@detpeoplemover) pages.

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