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Huntington Place station

Coordinates: 42°19′42″N 83°03′00″W / 42.32820°N 83.04989°W / 42.32820; -83.04989
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Huntington Place
General information
Location1 Washington Boulevard, Floor 3
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Coordinates42°19′42″N 83°03′00″W / 42.32820°N 83.04989°W / 42.32820; -83.04989
Owned byDetroit Transportation Corporation
Platforms1 side platform
Structure typeElevated
OpenedNovember 14, 1988
Previous namesCobo Hall (1988–1989)
Cobo Center (1989–2019)
Convention Center (2019–2022)
Rank3 out of 13
Preceding station Detroit People Mover Following station
One-way operation
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Huntington Place station (formerly Cobo Center) is a Detroit People Mover station in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is located inside the Huntington Place convention center, on the third floor near Congress Street, with elevators and escalators inside the building connecting the station to street level.


The track was originally built out in the open, and later enclosed by Cobo Center's late-1980s expansion. The station opened as an infill station on November 14, 1988,[2] as the last of the system's thirteen stations to open. The track passes above the main convention hall, so passing trains can be heard from portions of the convention floor.

Originally known as Cobo Hall briefly before becoming Cobo Center in 1989, the station was renamed Convention Center in August 2019, when Cobo Center itself was renamed TCF Center.[3] The station operated as Convention Center for less than a year before the People Mover shut down temporarily on March 30, 2020, due to decreased ridership amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] In November 2021, while the People Mover was shut down, the convention center adopted its current name; and when the system reopened on May 20, 2022, the station was renamed Huntington Place.[5][6]

Public art[edit]

Cavalcade of Cars

A Venetian glass mosaic, Cavalcade of Cars, is displayed on the wall opposite the platform. Created by Linda Cianciolo Scarlett and Larry Ebel, Cavalcade of Cars features seven automobiles, of various makes and models from the 1930s to the 1950s: two Chrysler, two Ford, one Buick, one Chevrolet, and one Cord. The mosaic celebrates Detroit's automotive industry, and references the North American International Auto Show, the most prominent event hosted at Huntington Place.[7][8]


  1. ^ Lawrence, Eric D (2015-06-24). "People Mover's Grand Circus Station back in service". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  2. ^ "People Mover to swing through new Cobo stop". Detroit Free Press. Knight Ridder. 1988-11-14. pp. 3A – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Noble, Breana (August 27, 2019). "It's official: Cobo's new name is TCF Center". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Rahal, Sarah (2022-05-19). "Detroit People Mover resumes service with free rides for 90 days". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  5. ^ Witsil, Frank (2022-05-20). "Detroit People Mover reopens with limited service, free rides after 2-year closure". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  6. ^ "Service Update June 2: Restart Information". Detroit People Mover. 2022-06-02. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  7. ^ Walt, Irene (2004). Art in the Stations: The Detroit People Mover. Art in the Stations Committee. ISBN 0-9745392-0-1.
  8. ^ Art in the Stations. Detroit Transportation Corporation. 2006.

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