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Mon, May 16, 2011

METRO light rail to conduct emergency drill in Tempe

METRO will conduct an emergency drill on Sunday, May 22, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. on the Tempe Town Lake light rail bridge.  The drill will involve a train stopped on top of the bridge requiring volunteers to evacuate and emergency personnel to respond.

Drills are routinely executed and required to maintain safety certification and a high level of preparedness by METRO staff and local emergency responders.

During the drill, there will be minimal impact to regular service.  The eastbound sides only of the Priest Drive/Washington, Center Parkway/Washington and Mill Avenue/Third Street stations will be active and providing service in both directions.  Riders should refer to the train’s headsign to know which train to board.  Slight delays to the schedule could occur as a result of this activity.

If you would like to view the drill, media is asked to park at the lot south of Marquee Theatre, under the Red Mountain 202 freeway, accessible from Mill Avenue, south of Washington Street.

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