Two days before the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than 100 first responders from across the region will participate in a security exercise at Gallery Place and Metro Center Stations on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The exercise scenario features a threat on the Metrorail system to test multi-agency response, coordination and on-scene communication between first responders, rail operations staff and support personnel, according to Metro.
During the exercise, the Red Line platforms at Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed to the public. Both stations will be open for other lines:
- At Metro Center, use the 12th & F and 12th & G streets entrances to access Orange, Silver and Blue line trains. Entrances at 11th & G and 13th & G streets will be closed.
- At Gallery Place, use the 7th & H streets entrance to access Green and Yellow Line trains. Entrances at 9th & G and 7th & F streets will be closed.
- There will be no elevator access to the Yellow and Green lines at Gallery Place during the drill. Use Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Station as an alternate.
The exercise is scheduled to begin at 7 am and conclude no later than 2 pm, and will include the Metropolitan Police, Metro Transit Police, and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments, among others.