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Forest Glen Metro station to practice emergency drill

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Forest Glen Metro station will be closed temporarily on Sunday while Metro Police and Montgomery County Fire practice a full-scale emergency drill.

The station will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday while authorities participate in the drill. 

Further information is detailed below:

  • During the exercise, Forest Glen Station will be closed to the public. Trains will pass through the station without stopping while the exercise is underway (approximately 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.). Sign up for MetroAlerts to be notified when the station reopens.
  • For riders traveling to or from Forest Glen Station, free bus shuttle service will operate between Forest Glen and Wheaton stations. Shuttles will pick up at Forest Glen (bus bay D) and Wheaton (bus bay K).
  • Metrobus service along Georgia Avenue will not be affected.  
  •  Riders at Forest Glen should follow directional signs and avoid crossing police lines or barricades.
  • Members of the public in and around Forest Glen may notice a large number of emergency vehicles on site. People in the surrounding area may also hear a loud noise due to the planned disruption of a suspicious package as part of the exercise.  Please be assured that this is only a drill.

Over 100 emergency responders are expected to participate in the drill at Forest Glen. 

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