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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT RIVER LINE 36TH STREET STATION

NEWARK, NJThe New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with federal and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, September 8th at the River LINE Light Rail 36th St. station beginning at 9 a.m.

 

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately three (3) hours to complete. 

 

Important note: Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12 p.m., light rail vehicles will pass through the station but will not make the station stop.  Customers will not be able to board or exit light rail vehicles at 36th St. station during this time.  Customers can use Bus Route Nos. 419 and 452 as alternates. 

 

Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the River LINE and particularly in the area of 36th St.  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, Cooper EMS, Cherry Hill Fire Department, Camden Fire Department, Winslow Fire Department and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

 

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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