This summer work resumed on the H Street NE track, scheduled to open for business in December although some consider that optimistic. Track that had been laid earlier along H Street from 3rd Street (near Union Station) almost to where the elevated Metro crosses above Benning Road is being extended on the west end to the top of the Hopscotch Bridge. Catenary pole base supports have been installed. Tracks switches are being set into the pavement where streetcars will reverse direction. Signaling equipment is being put in place. A substation is under construction at 12th and H Street NE. Passenger shelters are being erected. It's starting to look a lot like a streetcar system.
This update consists of photos taken during my visit to the H Street line Thursday, September 5, 2013, and from an earlier visit (May 3, 2013) to the Anacostia Test Facility.