Emergency service workers hold terror strike drill in Highbridge
(05/01/04) HIGHBRIDGE - Emergency service workers held a drill on Saturday to help prepare themselves for a possible terror strike. The exercise in Highbridge involved Metro-North trains, several injured passengers and a possible explosive device.
While it was just a drill, those involved treated it like it was an actual emergency. Firefighters, police officers and EMS workers all worked together as though lives were at stake. Every year Metro-North workers simulate an emergency, so officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the city and the state can practice working together.
Metro-North has two lines running through The Bronx. Trains on those lines take Bronx commuters up to Westchester and Connecticut and down into Manhattan.