M-1 Rail Streetcar Overhead Catenary System

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan
Client: 
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
Contract Value: 
$4,000,000
Year Completed: 
2017
Expertise: 

Stacy and Witbeck awarded C3M Power Systems a $4 million contract for the M-1 Rail Streetcar Overhead Catenary System in Detroit.

The project team will complete the overhead catenary system and traction  power feeders for the M-1 rail project, a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. The team also will provide vehicle charging stations along off-wire portions of the route for charging the batteries of the vehicle onboard energy storage systems.

When complete, the M-1 Rail will provide more miles of off-wire track than any other streetcar in the country and will be only the third streetcar in the nation to include off-wire segments. Additionally, the project will be the first streetcar system to provide vehicle charging stations.

Installation will be performed between March and September 2016.

The M-1 Rail Streetcar will open to the public in Winter 2017.

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