Detroit Department of Transportation route 52 'Chene'

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Detroit Department of Transportation route 52 'Chene' is wheelchair accessible.
Detroit Department of Transportation route 52 'Chene' is a bike rack route.
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52 Chene
Communities Served Detroit, Hamtramck
Route Type Neighborhood Route
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig Low FloorSmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries D40LFSmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries XD40SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries XDE40SmallAccessible.gif
Terminal Shoemaker
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014) 1,027

52 Chene is a bus route operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Route Details

The current routing of route 52.

This route primarily services Chene Street between Lafayette Boulevard and East Grand Boulevard and Joseph Campau Street between Hamtramck Drive and Nevada Street.

History

  • April 6, 1952 - Service begins as a Detroit Street Railway route after the Baker streetcar line converts to buses. The Chene bus route takes over the east-side portion of this crosstown streetcar route. Initially, the route operates from Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit to Joseph Campau and Davison Streets via Chene Street and Joseph Campau.
  • 1966 - Service extended along Davison, Mount Elliott and East Nevada Streets to Van Dyke, replacing portions of the newly-discontinued Davison Shuttle route. Night service, however, continued to terminate at Joseph Campau and Davison.
  • September 1966 - Route given the number 21.
  • July 1, 1974 - Service carried on by DDOT.
  • June 1975 - Route renumbered to 10.
  • 1980 - Service rerouted from Chene and I-94 to Joesph Campau and Denton Streets via East Grand Boulevard and Hamtramck Drive due to the neighborhood in between being completely demolished for a General Motors plant.
  • 1989 - Service rerouted via Joseph Campau and East Nevada from Davison and Joseph Campau to Nevada and Van Dyke.
  • 1997 - Evening service to the Bel-Air Shopping Center via Van Dyke and 8 Mile added.
  • December 2001 - Downtown terminus is relocated from Cadillac Square to Capitol Park.
  • 2004 - Service to the Bel-Air Shopping Center discontinued.
  • April 23, 2005 - Due to systemwide service cuts, overnight service is discontinued.
  • July 14, 2009 - Downtown terminus is relocated from Capitol Park to the Rosa Parks Transit Center.
  • September 1, 2018 - To accommodate route number usage for the ConnectTen network, route is renamed 52 Chene.

References


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Vehicles
Current Low Floor 1001-1050, 1201-1242, 1400-1430, 1500-1508, 1519-1538, 1700-1728, 1800-1829, 1900-1924, 2000-2025
Current LF Hybrid 1243-1246, 1509-1518
Current LF Articulated 1539-1548, 1960-1964
Former 001-002, 1001-1148, 1201-1251, 1300-1369, 1370-1410, 1501-1605, 1701-1717, 1801-1874, 1900-1999, 2000-2084, 2521-2534, 3000-3120, 3001, 3002-3006, 3200-3232, 3250-3282, 3290-3299, 3300-3328, 3500-3599, 3600-3617, 3700-3799, 3800-3859, 3900-3959, 3975-3989, 4000-4024, 4100-4220, 8900-8913
Routes
ConnectTen Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Key Routes 16, 17, 19, 27, 30, 31, 32, 38, 60
Neighborhood Routes 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 23, 26, 29, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 47, 52, 54, 67, 68
Part-Time Routes 46, 80, 89, 92, 95, 96
Former Local Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1974-1988), 5 (1996-2002), 6, 8, 20, 24, 26 (1974-88), 26 (1997-98), 28, 33 (1974-1988), 33 (1997-2005), 35 (1999-2005), 35 (1974-88), 36, 42, 44, 51, 52, 66, 99
Former Express Routes 70 (1974-88), 71 (1974-88)/70 (1988-2005, 2008-09), 72, 73, 74 (1974-88)/71 (2008-09), 75 (1974-88)/74 (2008-09), 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 (1974-88)/73 (2008-09), 94, 97, 99, 498
1994-95 Suburban Routes 125, 130, 150, 495
Facilities
Transit Centers Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Eastland Center Transit Center, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center
Loops Brennan Loop, Pierson Loop, Wayburn Loop, Wyoming Loop
Terminals Coolidge Terminal (inactive), Gilbert Terminal, Shoemaker Terminal
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 31000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999
Timelines
History 1974-1983, 1984-1993, 1994-2003, 2004-2013, 2014-present
Southeast Michigan and Far Southwest Ontario Agencies
Ann Arbor
Port Huron
Chatham-Kent
Detroit bus
Detroit People Mover
Monroe
Leamington
Detroit M-1 Rail
Detroit M-1 Rail
RTA
Sarnia
Detroit suburbs
Tecumseh
Windsor