NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m.

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four hours to complete. During this time, there will be no service at the Atlantic Street and Riverfront Stadium stations. Customers may use the Washington Park or Newark Broad Street stations for service. There will be single tracking in place between Broad Street Station and Newark Penn Station during the drill

Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the Newark Light Rail and particularly in the area of Atlantic Street station.

In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Newark Police, University EMS, Essex County Sheriff OEM, Newark Fire and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The New Jersey Transit Police Department regularly conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation scenarios throughout the statewide system.