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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT RIVERLINE YARD IN CAMDEN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2017


NEWARK, NJThe New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, April 8th at the RiverLINE Light Rail Yard in Camden beginning at 8 a.m.

 

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four (4) hours to complete and there will be no impact on light rail service. Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the RiverLINE and particularly in the area of 36th Street Station.

 

In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Pennsauken Fire Department, Pennsauken EMS, Cinnaminson Fire Department, and the Riverton Fire Department.

 

The New Jersey Transit Police Department regularly conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation scenarios throughout the statewide system.

 

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