People Mover, Detroit

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    by LoriPori Written Jun 30, 2009

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    While visiting Detroit, why not hop on the DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER an above-ground transit system that loops around nearly 3 miles of downtown Detroit. The fare is still only .50 cents and many downtown attractions are within walking distance of the system's thirteen stations.
    1) Times Square
    2) Michigan Avenue
    3) Fort/Cass
    4) Cobo Center
    5) Joe Louis Arena
    6) Financial District
    7) Millender Center
    8) Bricktown
    9) Greektown
    10) Cadillac Center
    11) Broadway
    12) Renaissance Center
    13) Grand Circus Park

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    Easy to get around

    by HotRodEtte Written Jun 29, 2005

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    The People Mover is a monorail that goes around the downtown Detroit area with stops at each district. For $0.50, you can ride as long (or as many times around) as you like, but every time you get off, you will have to pay another $.50 to get back on. It comes in handy if you're going to a hockey game and want to avoid traffic at the arena; just park in Greektown (or other) and take the people mover to the Joe Louis Arena station, where you are dropped off right at the doors.

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    You're never lost on the people mover

    by YoGazpacho Updated May 15, 2006

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    This is definitely not a complicated metro system with N, S, E, W directions and tricky line changes from one color to another. This is a simple monorail, whose track takes you to the most pertinent areas in Downtown Detroit. For $0.50 a ride, this is a great way to get a quick view of the Downtown area. Don't just go around once, make the most of your 1/2 a dollar!

    Words cannot describe the subtle wonders of the people mover. Each stop is uniquely decorated, often by important Detroit artists. The Renaissance Center features a bronze ram sculpture by Marshall Fredericks, the creator of the Spirit of Detroit (my parents knew him & I met him as a baby!). The art-deco design of the Time Square stop was decorated by Detroit's own Pewabic Pottery.

    Mon-Thurs: 6:30 am-Mid
    Fri: 6:30am -2am
    Sat: 9am - 2am
    Sun: Noon-Midnights

    Mom checking out the Detroit views Statue-man at Grand Circus Park. Never lost! Hi! Michigan Greektown stop
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    Downtown Detroit / People Mover

    by mdchachi Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Detroit has no subway or metro system except a little elevated "rail" loop traveling around the downtown area. The People Mover stops at 13 stations providing convenient access to just about anywhere downtown including the RenCen, Greektown, Cobo Hall, Joe Louis Arena, Fox Theater, Comerica Park and Ford Field.

    It's also a good way to get a quick tour of downtown Detroit. Ride around the loop. It takes only 15-20 minutes and costs 50 cents.

    Unfortunately, except for unreliable and inconvenient buses, there are no transportation links to get to downtown. To get downtown in the first place, most people drive there.

    The People Mover from Bricktown station area

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    by dtownkitty Updated Jan 30, 2006

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    The people mover is a handy little monorail system that circles the downtown area. It can take you within short walking distance or directly to the GM Building, Greektown, Campus Martius, Harmonie Park, Opera House, Cobo Arena, and Comerica Park. It's only 50 cents a pop. Don't miss the artwork in the stations.

    I would recommend that you avoid using the Greektown and Cobo Hall stops during big events such as the Auto Show, etc. There are often long lines here at these times. Most of Downtown is walkable and you can easily walk to the next stop where there are probably only a few people in line!

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    People Mover

    by GottaTry Written Apr 27, 2005

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    People Mover
    The People Mover is an overhead tramway that loops around Detroit’s downtown area. It allows you to park your car and move around downtown without dealing with the headaches of the downtown streets. There are 13 stations so you can at least get close to anything you need in that area. The system is automated so there usually isn’t anyone around to answer any questions you might have but it is simple to use. The cost is .50 and token machines are at all stations. Passes are available but unless you are living or working downtown I don’t think you would use the system enough to make it worthwhile.

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    Convenient way to get around downtown

    by rcsparty Updated Jan 10, 2010

    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

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  • detroit people mover

    by ypsinut Written Feb 11, 2009

    Do yourself a favor and NEVER ride the detroit people mover! There are many many reasons why you should never ride this piece of junk and anyone who disagrees must live there and are proud of their piece of crap city. The ride is very rough the screeching of the train is so loud and they have the creepiest rent a cops i have ever seen .These so called security gaurds look more scary than the criminals and there is one with a long beard and a funny hat that got on the train and kept rubbing himself and staring at us! me and my brother were the only ones on the train and it kinda freaked us out.Bottom line detroit is a dirty city ran by crooks and racist and the people there are so scewed up they love it!Get with it detroit! Be thankful you have the red wings or no1 would visit your dirt hole!

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    by GUYON Updated Oct 26, 2002

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    A loop metro which allows to see the city center (1 tocken = 0.50$). See the route on the map in intro.
    I like this photograph because it looks like an image of the science fiction movies of the 60°.


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