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OAKLAND (KCBS) – Bay Area Rapid Transit could start putting its long-awaited new railcars into service as soon as this Thanksgiving.

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Officials told the San Francisco Chronicle that the first 10 cars have passed a lengthy list of safety tests, and are ready to go.

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BART and railcar manufacturer Bombardier have to submit paperwork to the Public Utilities Commission, triggering a review process that’s expected to take three weeks.

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Once the cars are approved for use, the plan is to run the new railcars as a single 10-car train during the morning and evening rush hours and two five-car trains during the system’s less busy times.