WASHINGTON (WNEW) — DC Streetcar announced Wednesday it will start preliminary service next week, bringing the new service one step closer to having passengers on-board.

Simulated service is set to begin next Monday morning, which means the streetcars will practice real-life schedules without actual riders on the cars.

You’ll see the streetcars riding the full stretch of H Street and Benning Road. Up to five streetcars could be active on the tracks during peak times.

DDOT hopes to let passengers on the streetcars by the end of the year. The service was supposed to be up and running last year, but was delayed.

Trains are supposed to make it to each stop every 10 minutes. Service will begin at 6 AM on weekdays at 8 AM on weekends.

The public can review the proposed hours of operations for the streetcars and send their comments to publicspace.policy@dc.gov until September 27th.

The proposed hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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WNEW D.C. Bureau Chief Matt DelSignore contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.