An exercise testing how local agencies respond to an emergency at one of the Silver Line’s soon-to-be-open stations is slated to be held early Sunday morning at the Spring Hill Station.
Metro Transit Police along with state and local emergency personnel from around the area will attempt rescue “passengers” from a disabled train from the station’s elevated track near Route 7 and the Dulles Toll Road.
The exercise is expected to begin at around 8 a.m. and will last several hours, Metro officials said. Residents near the station may notice emergency personnel and should know this is only a drill.
Traffic along the adjacent roadways—Route 7 and Spring Hill Road—will not be affected, but one lane of Route 7 may be closed to allow for emergency vehicle staging.