The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) operations team will be coordinating with local, state, and federal first responders and emergency agencies to host a hands-on training at the Rail Maintenance Facility at 1020 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton. The training exercise is scheduled on Tuesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This training will focus on creating partnerships between the railroad and first responders as well as resources to work with railroad related emergencies.
Participating agencies include the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Antioch Police Department SWAT, Merced Police Department SWAT, Kensington Police Department, Sacramento Fire Department, Lodi Fire Department, Manteca Fire Department, Merced Fire Department, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and AMR.
The public can expect to see extra emergency vehicles at the ACE Rail Maintenance Facility during the drill.
ACE passenger rail service, started in 1998 and serving over one million riders annually, runs four daily round trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton and stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara and San Jose’s Diridon station.
For more information on ACE rail, visit www.acerail.com.