UPDATED: Sept. 29, 2014 3:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s first modern streetcar is now sharing the road with cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The D.C. Streetcar began simulated service Monday morning along a 2.4-mile segment in the H Street Corridor in the city’s Northeast. The streetcar vehicles are running at their proposed hours between 6 a.m. and midnight Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

There are no passengers in the streetcars yet. That’s not expected until at least November.

The District Department of Transportation says the testing phase is a crucial milestone for the streetcar.

The streetcar segment set to open soon is just a small portion of the planned 37-mile system.

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