State Officials to Conduct Emergency Drills Across NY Rail Stations

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Police are planning safety exercises at New York state rail stations.

State security officials say the multi-agency emergency preparedness exercises will begin Wednesday at 2 p.m. State and local police will work with Amtrak and MTA police.

Passengers may notice increased platform patrols, canine sweeps and more security on trains.

Exercises will be conducted at Amtrak stations along the Hudson River from Albany/Rensselaer to Yonkers. Additional drills will take place at the Depew station near Buffalo and at the Long Island Rail Road’s Hicksville station.

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