Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation routes 561, 562, and 563 'Fast Gratiot'

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Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation routes 561, 562, and 563 'Fast Gratiot' is wheelchair accessible.
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation routes 561, 562, and 563 'Fast Gratiot' is a bike rack route.
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561/562/563 Fast Gratiot
Communities Served Chesterfield Township, Macomb Township, Clinton Township, Mount Clemens, Roseville, Eastpointe, Detroit
Route Type FAST
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig BRT 40'SmallAccessible.gif
Vehicles at Peak 10 (Routes 561 and 563 combined.)
1 (Route 562 only.)
Terminal Macomb
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2018) 2,296 (Routes 561 and 563 combined.)
46 (Route 562 only.)

561, 562, and 563 Fast Gratiot are FAST routes operated by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Route Details

The current routings of routes 561, 562, and 563.

Fast Gratiot services Gratiot Avenue south of North River Road. The branches split at North River Road, with routes 561 and 562 servicing North River Road between Gratiot Avenue and the North River Park & Ride lot and route 563 remaining on Gratiot to the Chesterfield Meijer store. The routes split again at Warren Avenue/Forest Avenue, with route 562 servicing Warren Avenue between Gratiot Avenue and the Interstate 75 service drive, Forest Avenue between Gratiot Avenue and Dequindre Street, Dequindre Street between Forest Avenue and Warren Avenue, the Interstate 75 service drive between Warren Avenue and Canfield Street, Canfield Street between the Interstate 75 Service Drive and Wooodward Avenue and Woodward Avenue between Canfield Street and Warren Avenue. Service on Route 562 is provided during peak/rush hours on weekdays only.

History

  • January 1, 2018 - Routes introduced.
  • January 9, 2018 - Due to the implementation of bike lanes on Cass Avenue, Route 562 is diverted to Woodward Avenue to the Warren station on the northbound side of Woodward, and the Putnam bus stop on the southbound side.
  • April 2, 2018 - Several stations are renamed and the Meijer P&R station opens.
  • January 7, 2019 - The Woodward Avenue reroute for Route 562 is made permanent.

Headways

Last updated: January 7, 2019

Frequency Buses Used First bus Last bus Notes
Weekday Peak 15
130-135
10
1
4:30am 12:50am Routes 561 and 563 combined.
Route 562 only.
Weekday Midday 15 10 Routes 561 and 563 combined.
Weekday Evening 15-20 Routes 561 and 563 combined.
Saturday 20 8 4:59am 1:45am Routes 561 and 563 combined.
Sunday 20-40 5 6:04am 9:55pm Routes 561 and 563 combined.

Stations

Station Street Cross-street Direction Routes served Electronic shelter(s)? Notes
Meijer P&R Chesterfield Meijer store Gratiot Avenue East 560 567 Yes Route 563 branch.
23 Mile Gratiot Avenue 23 Mile Road North/South 560 567 I-94 Express M-29 Yes (southbound stop) Route 563 branch.
22 Mile Gratiot Avenue 22 Mile Road North/South 560 No Route 563 branch.
Hall Gratiot Avenue Hall Road North/South 560 No Route 563 branch.
North River P&R North River Road North River Court West No Route 561 and Route 562 branches.
Main & Cass Main Street Cass Avenue South 560 Yes
Crocker Northbound Gratiot Avenue Crocker Boulevard North 560 No
Metro Parkway Gratiot Avenue Metropolitan Parkway North/South 560 No (standard shelter at southbound stop)
15 Mile Gratiot Avenue 15 Mile Road North/South 560 610 780 No (standard shelter at southbound stop)
Masonic Gratiot Avenue Masonic Boulevard North/South 550 560 615 620 Yes (northbound stop) Southbound stop is north of Masonic Boulevard.
13 Mile Gratiot Avenue 13 Mile Road North/South 560 760 Yes (southbound stop)
12 Mile Gratiot Avenue 12 Mile Road North/South 560 740 No (standard shelters)
10 Mile Gratiot Avenue 10 Mile Road North/South 560 730 Yes (southbound stop) Southbound enhanced shelter installed October 22, 2019.
9 Mile Gratiot Avenue 9 Mile Road North/South 560 710 No (standard shelters)
8 Mile Gratiot Avenue 8 Mile Road North/South 6 17 38 560 Yes (northbound stop) Southbound stops are both north and south of 8 Mile Road.
7 Mile Gratiot Avenue 7 Mile Road North/South 6 7 68 560 No (standard shelters)
East Outer Drive Gratiot Avenue East Outer Drive North/South 6 13 38 530 560 No (standard shelter at northbound stop, bench at southbound stop)
Harper Gratiot Avenue Harper Avenue North/South 6 11 67 530 560 580 No (standard shelter at southbound stop)
Warren/Gratiot Gratiot Avenue (561, 563, northbound 562) Warren Avenue North 6 8 510 515 530 560 580 No (standard shelter)
Warren/Gratiot Gratiot Avenue (561, 563)
Warren Avenue (southbound 562)
Grand Boulevard South 6 8 510 515 530 560 580 No (standard shelter at Gratiot stop)
DMC Canfield Street Brush Street East/West 42 80 No Route 562 branch.
Warren/Woodward Woodward Avenue Warren Avenue North/South 4 8 445 450 460 461 462 610 849 851 QLINE No (standard shelters)
  • Route 562 branch.
  • Northbound stop is north of Warren.
Wayne State Woodward Avenue Putnam Street South 4 8 445 450 460 461 462 610 849 851 QLINE No
  • Route 562 branch.
Russell Gratiot Avenue Russell Street North/South 6 40 52 510 515 530 560 580 No (standard shelters) Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
Madison Gratiot Avenue Saint Antoine Street North/South 6 40 510 515 530 560 580 No Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
Monroe Randolph Street Monroe Street North/South 6 40 95 510 515 530 560 580 No
  • Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
  • Northbound stop is south of Monroe Street.
Larned/Woodward Larned Street Woodward Avenue East 3 4 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 261 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No (two standard shelters) Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
Jefferson/Spirit Plaza Jefferson Avenue Spirit Plaza West 3 4 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 261 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
Larned/Griswold Larned Street Griswold Street East 3 5 6 9 16 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 261 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
Jefferson/Griswold Jefferson Avenue Griswold Street West 3 5 6 9 16 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 261 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No Route 561 and Route 563 branches.
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Vehicles
Diesel Low Floor 3019-3020, 3601-3659, 3701-3780, 3801-3840, 3901-3938, 6001-6039
Hybrid Low Floor 3003-3005, 3006-3008, 3009-3018
Hybrid LF Articulated 3001-3002
Former 2101-2140, 9001-9033, 9201-9223, 9224-9225, 9301-9367, 9368-9369, 9370-9393, 9401-9423, 9501-9532, 9901-9920, 22301-22348, 22416-22460, 22349-22415, 23301-23357, 23358-23387, 95300-95384
Support Fleet Various numbers
Routes
FAST 261, 461 & 462, 561, 562, & 563
Main Corridor Routes 125, 200, 450, 460, 510, 560, 610
Community Routes 160, 280, 400, 415, 420, 430, 494, 495, 550, 567, 615, 752, 753, 756
Crosstown Routes 140, 250, 275, 330, 405, 710, 730, 740, 760, 780
Commuter Routes 255, 445, 465, 515, 530, 580, 620, 635
Park & Ride Routes 805, 830, 849, 851
School Routes 566
Seasonal Routes Woodward Dream Cruise
Former Regular Routes 110, 130, 135, 145, 150, 165, 185, 190, 201, 202, 240, 245, 260, 265, 285, 295, 297, 305, 315, 385, 410, 435, 440, 470, 475, 486, 488, 498, 499, 525, 540, 559, 565, 598 & 599, 625, 630, 750, 751, 754, 755, 757, 758, Gateway Express, Pistons Express
Former School Routes 112, 196, 203, 209
Former Park & Ride Routes 810 & 820, 835, 865
1994-95 Detroit Routes 25, 37
Facilities
Passenger Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Great Lakes Crossing Transportation Center, John D. Dingell Transit Center, Lakeside Mall Hub, Macomb Mall Hub, Northland Center Hub, OCC Orchard Ridge Campus Hub, Oakland Mall Hub, Phoenix Center Hub, Royal Oak Transit Center, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center, Somerset Collection South Hub, Southland Center Hub, Troy Transit Center, Park & ride locations
Non-Passenger Macomb Terminal, Oakland Terminal, Wayne Terminal
Bus Stops 1-9999, 10000-19999, 20000-20999, 21000-21999, 22000-22999, 23000-23999
Timelines
History 1989-1998, 1999-2008, 2009-2018, 2019-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