Dequindre Cut

detroit, michigan

The Deiquiendre Cut was constructed in the 1830s by the Detroit/Pontiac Railroad to service the industrial expansion in eastern Detroit.  By the 1920s the cut serviced over 400 different industries.  However, by 1982 rail use in Detroit had declined so significantly and passenger service was permanently suspended.  Three years later, frieght service along the Cut was permanently discontinued

Today, a 1.35 mile section of the cut was converted into a pedestrian greenway -- and plans to preserve a portion of the original corridor for future public transit are currently in the works