NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT WASHINGTON ST LIGHT RAIL STATION
May 13, 2015
NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Police Department (NJTPD) Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 16th at the Washington Street Light Rail Station.
The drill, which has been planned over the last 18-months, will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident. It will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and take about four hours to complete. Light Rail will be bypassing the Washington Street Station for the duration of the exercise. Customers should use Military Park Station as an alternate. Also, there will be an increased presence of police and emergency personnel along the Newark Light Rail specifically between Warren St Station and Washington St. Station.
In addition to the NJTPD personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Essex County Sheriff’s Department OEM, Newark OEM, Newark Police Department, Newark Fire Department and University Hospital EMS.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 915,900 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 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.