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USA: The Detroit People Mover is operating counter-clockwise for the first time since 2008.

According to the Detroit Transportation Corp, a major rail replacement on the circular line led to a reverse direction operational testing in December 2019. The testing ‘determined that there is an advantage to allowing the fleet’s steel wheels to maintain an even wear pattern on the rails by traveling in the reverse direction’.

The 12 two-car trains have run in a clockwise direction on the Q Line for 11 years, but it is now operating counter-clockwise on weekends before changing direction permanently on March 1.