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NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT RIVER LINE BURLINGTON SOUTH STATION

Exercise to take place Saturday, September 20 starting at 8 a.m.

September 17, 2014
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NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Police Department Office of Emergency Management, together with local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, September 20 at the River Line Burlington South Station to test responses from multiple agencies to a simulated transportation incident.

 

Also participating in the exercise will be the Burlington City Police Department, Burlington City Fire Department, Burlington City Office of Emergency Management, Burlington County Office of Emergency Management, Burlington County Haz-Mat Team and the Endeavor Emergency Squad.

 

The exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and take about four hours to complete.  River Line light rail service will operate on a Saturday schedule, with substitute bus service provided between Burlington Towne Center and Beverly-Edgewater Park stations during the exercise. 

 

In addition, customers may notice an increased presence of police and emergency personnel along the River Line in Burlington City, and local residents may see activity in the staging area along West Broad Street in front of the River Line substation.

 

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