NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT FLORENCE STATION ON RIVER LINE LIGHT RAIL
May 17, 2023
Florence, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with state, county, and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 20th at the Florence, NJ station on the River LINE Light Rail beginning at 8 a.m.
The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately three (3) hours to complete. Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel in the area of Florence Station.
Service Advisory: To accommodate the emergency response drill, River LINE trains will bypass Florence station in both directions from 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m.
In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise:
- New Jersey Transit Office of Emergency Management
- River LINE personnel
- NJ DOT
- Burlington County Sheriff’s Department
- Florence Police Department
- Florence Fire Department
- Florence EMS
- Florence OEM
The New Jersey Transit Police Department annually conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation emergency scenarios throughout the statewide system.
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 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 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.