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Media Advisory: Emergency training exercise to take place at Wickford Junction station on Saturday

WHAT: First responders will use the Wickford Junction commuter rail station to stage an anti-terrorism training exercise this weekend. The drill will include a mock assault on the station platform and will continue on to an Amtrak right of way on Royal Little Drive in Providence.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BACKGROUND: The station is closed on weekends, and the exercise will not affect MBTA commuter rail service. The Providence Emergency Management Agency, Greater Providence Metropolitan Medical Response System, Amtrak, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and Providence and North Kingstown Police Departments will participate. For more information about the training, please visit www.providenceri.com/PEMA.

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Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450

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Department or agency: Department of Transportation

Online: http://www.dot.ri.gov

Release date: 10-03-2013

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