With the new extension to our SkyTrain network, there are many “behind the scenes” elements being tested and prepared.
A vital part of our preparation for the opening of Evergreen involves comprehensive emergency training with first responders.
Emergency preparedness training is conducted routinely throughout our transit system to ensure the highest safety standards are maintained and continuously improve responses.
Residents and riders in the Tri-Cities can expect to see some emergency training along the Evergreen Extension in the coming weeks.
On November 12, 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. emergency personnel in the Northeast sector will be running evacuation and rescue exercises with emergency vehicles, bus shuttle scenarios, testing equipment, smoke and fire alarms as well as ventilation fans at Inlet Centre and Moody Centre Stations and both the north and south portals of the tunnel.
The training will be a veritable who’s who of emergency response teams! Of course, we will have members of BCRTC, CMBC and Transit Police as well as Coquitlam Fire Rescue, Port Moody Fire Rescue, BC Emergency Health Services and Port Moody Police.
Due to the training, some road closures around the stations will be required, but regular SkyTrain service will not be affected on these days.
Remember! This training will look real but these are not real incidents.
See what else is happening with the Evergreen Extension at translink.ca/Evergreen.
Author: Adrienne Coling