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 Downtown Route
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig Low FloorWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries D40LFWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XD40Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XDE40Wc15.JPG
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 travels out of the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit through east-side neighborhoods and Hamtramck's central business district, terminating at Varjo and Van Dyke Streets.

History

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  • 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.
  • July 1, 1974 - Service carried on by DDOT.
  • 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.
  • 2001 - Downtown terminus moved to Capitol Park after the Cadillac Square Transit Center closes permanently.
  • 2004 - Service to the Bel-Air Shopping Center discontinued.
  • April 23, 2005 - Overnight service discontinued by then-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
  • 2009 - Downtown terminus moved to the newly-opened Rosa Parks Transit Center.
  • September 1, 2018 - To accommodate route number usage for the ConnectTen network, this route was 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, 4100-4220
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, 8900-8913
Routes
ConnectTen Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Downtown Routes 16, 18, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 40, 52, 67
North-South Routes 12, 13, 30, 41, 46, 54, 60, 68
East-West Routes 11, 15, 17, 32, 38, 39, 43, 47
Express/Direct Routes 42, 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, Northland Center Hub, 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