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NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT THE PENNSAUKEN TRANSIT CENTER

Exercise to take place Saturday, September 28 starting at 8 a.m.

September 25, 2013
NJT-13-072

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Police Department, together with state and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, September 28 at the Pennsauken Transit Center to test a response from multiple agencies to a simulated transportation incident.

 

Also participating in the exercise will be the Pennsauken Police Department, Pennsauken Fire Department, Cherry Hill Fire Department, Collingswood Fire Department, Cinnaminson Fire Department, Pennsauken Office of Emergency Management, Camden County Office of Emergency Management, NJ EMS Taskforce and the Norfolk Southern Police Department.

 

The exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and continue for a period of up to four hours.  River Line light rail service will operate on a normal Saturday schedule with substitute bus service provided between 36th Street and Pennsauken/Route 73.  Additionally, substitute bus service will operate along the Atlantic City Rail Line between Philadelphia and Cherry Hill.

Customers may notice an increased presence of police and emergency personnel along the Atlantic City Rail Line and the River Line, and local residents may see activity in the staging area along River Road and Derousse Ave in front of the Pennsauken Transit Center Station.

 

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.