Sneak Peek at New DC Streetcars

New streetcars arrive from Czech Republic

What's old is new again in Washington, D.C. Streetcars are making a comeback.

This past weekend, the first of the streetcars that are expected to run on new tracks in the city were delivered to the District Department of Transportation.

The three streetcars arrived in port at Baltimore from the Czech Republic and are now being stored at Metro's rail yard in Greenbelt, Md.

Workers will  restore the cars to their normal configuration and test them to ensure they're in good working order. That process could take several weeks. DDOT will hold a public event early next year to debut the vehicles.

"The residents of the District of Columbia own these streetcars, and we want to give them a chance to see them up close for themselves," said DDOT Director Gabe Klein.

The streetcars are expected to officially be on the streets in the fall of 2012.

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