NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT HBLR 8th STREET STATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2019
NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, March 30th at the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 8th Street station in Bayonne beginning at 9 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 throughout the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and particularly in the area of the 8th Street station in Bayonne.
Important note: Due to the drill, there will be no HBLR service at 8th Street station on Saturday March 30th, between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. Substitute bus service will be provided between 8th Street and 22nd Street stations. Customers will board and alight buses as follows:
· 8th Street Station: Bus stop at 8th Street and Broadway
· 22nd Street Station: In front of the station
In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, Bayonne OEM, McCabe EMS, Hudson County OEM, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and NJ EMS Taskforce.
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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