NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill at Newark Penn Station

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 21, at the Penn Station Light Rail Station beginning at 8 a.m.

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four hours to complete. As a result of the drill, customers should expect to see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout Newark Penn Station. Light rail customers will be accommodated on platforms 4 and 5 only. Regular operations will resume on additional platforms at the completion of the drill.

In addition to the NJTPD personnel, University Hospital Emergency Medical Services will also be participating in the exercise.

Correction: This release was updated to correct an error in the original release from NJ Transit.