1976 : Detroit Resurrects Limited Trolley Service

September 21, 2023 all-day

Detroit restarts trolley service on a limited basis after twenty-year hiatus and 81 years after the first electric trolley servicd. Service would continue until June 21, 2003.

In 1979, the line was carrying 75,000 riders annually. By 1998, this figure had dropped to 3,350. By this time operation was intermittent, with plans to rehabilitate the line under active discussion. Local reports as of February 2001 were that only a single car was running, with trips once an hour. A 50 cent fare was being charged

Source : “Clang, Clang, clang, went the trolley”, Ottawa Citizen, September 21, 1976, p. 37.

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