Washington Metro hosts emergency response drill

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A Washington Metrorail train.
TRAINS: Steve Sweeney
WASHINGTON — Firefighters, first responders and rail officials at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hosted an emergency exercise on the agency’s Yellow Line Bridge near Pentagon Station on Sunday. Metrorail crews positioned an un-occupied train across the Potomac River Bridge to host emergency response and preparedness drills.

The full-scale emergency response exercise attempted to simulate an actual emergency to test coordination and communication between first responders, Metrorail staff, Metro Transit Police, and other support personnel.

Yellow Line train service was suspended for much of Sunday morning between L’Enfant Plaza and Pentagon stations while more than a half-dozen local and federal responders participated in the exercise.

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