Press Release Article


Date: Aug 02, 2013
Press Release Number: 78-2013

Drill on Saturday, August 3, will not affect airport operations.

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the AirTrain P1 Station. The exercise is part of the agency’s ongoing drills, which enable the Port Authority Police Department, agency personnel and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures.

The exercise will not affect flight operations, but the public may notice emergency vehicles during the drill. The P1 Station will be the only AirTrain station with service interruption beginning Friday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. until Saturday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. All other AirTrain stations will remain open and will continue to operate normally on both days.

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