Tram upgrades begin in Detroit Metropolitan Airport's McNamara Terminal

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Sep 05

DETROIT (Sept. 5, 2018) - Today, tram upgrades will begin in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s (DTW) McNamara Terminal. From Sept. 5 through Nov. 15, 2018, only one tram will be operating, transporting travelers to both ends of the terminal’s Concourse A. As a result, travelers should expect slightly longer wait times. The upgrades include the installation of new software and hardware.

There will be three phases of the tram improvement project beginning in September 2018 and concluding in April 2019.




Phase One

Sept. 5 – Nov. 15, 2018

One tram will be operating. Expect longer wait times.

Phase Two

Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019

Both trams will operate during the holiday season.

Phase Three

Jan. 8 – April 11, 2019

Both trams will be out of service. Travelers should allow time to walk to their gates. Moving walkways will be operating. As always, wheelchair assistance will be available.

 * = Dates subject to change

Both trams are expected to be operating on April 12, 2019. If there are any changes to the schedule, information will be posted on Detroit Metro Airport’s website –

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs.   With service from 14 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan’s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America.  DTW is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility.  The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations.   Visit for more information.


For additional information, members of the media may contact:

Erica Donerson – or (734) 247-7379

Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Lisa Gass
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority