Bayonne 8th Street light rail station closure Saturday due to NJ Transit emergency response drill

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The Bayonne 8th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station will close for six hours on Saturday due to an emergency response drill being conducted by the NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management.

The 8th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station in Bayonne. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Due to the drill, there will be no HBLR service at the 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, NJ Transit announced this afternoon.

Customers will board the buses on a load and go basis at the 8th and Broadway bus stop, as well as in front of the 22nd Street HBLR station.

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take
approximately three 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.

In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, Bayonne OEM, McCabe EMS, and Hudson County OEM will also be participating in the excercise.

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