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Expected opening of Detroit's light rail line delayed by a few months until spring 2017


DETROIT — The expected opening of Detroit's light rail line has been delayed by a few months as officials deal with updated safety regulations and other issues.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1M52LID) Wednesday that the M-1 Rail Line passenger service should begin in spring 2017, rather than late next year as originally scheduled. The main obstacle is new federal regulations that come into play for the rail line's certification process.

Officials say severe weather last winter slowed construction, and they are waiting for the delivery of streetcars. The first two are set to be received late next year and four more by spring 2017.

The $140 million project will extend 3.3 miles from Detroit's downtown riverfront.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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