NJ Transit Police to Conduct Emergency Response Drill Saturday Morning at Bayonne’s 8th Street Light Rail Station

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT HBLR 8th STREET STATION

BAYONNE, 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, October 2nd 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 October 2nd, 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 and Hudson County OEM.

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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