NEW BRUNSWICK — NJ Transit will hold a training exercise on Saturday but there will no impact on weekend commuters.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson said the training exercise at the Jersey Avenue station in New Brunswick will start at 8 a.m. but will not interfere with service.

"Customers should expect to see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the area," spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson said. The Northeast Corridor line station is near Route 1.

Nelson said that the drill has been in the planning stages for the past eight or nine months. While past drills have drawn from recent events during the planning stages, Saturday's event did not take into account anything experienced during the recent Hoboken crash, according to Nelson.

She would not elaborate on the type of situation to be drilled on Saturday.

NJ Transit has participated in recent smaller scale drills at the Pennsauken Transit Center, the Newark Light Rail and in Camden.

Amtrak Police, New Brunswick Police, Middlesex County OEM, New Brunswick OEM, Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Medical Service, and the New Brunswick Fire Department are all participating in the drill which should take four hours to complete.

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