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Crews performed 'dead-pull' test with streetcar Sunday

(PHOTO: City of Cincinnati) (PHOTO: City of Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Crews towed the new streetcar 3.6 miles Sunday as part of the system's 'dead-pull' test. 

The test ran from 8:30 a.m. until around 5 p.m.

Police escorts traveled in front of and behind the vehicle to alert motorists of the closures. Officials said the street closures were in place just long enough to allow the streetcar through the intersections. 

During the test, pedestrians were encouraged to stay on the sidewalk to ensure the safety of the workers and general public. 

"We now enter the testing phase of the project, which means pedestrians and drivers will have to get used to navigating this new transportation infrastructure,” said Rocky Merz, Spokesperson for Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.

Parking was prohibited in the curb lane in front of and behind station stops to allow room for the streetcar to maneuver without obstruction.

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