You can expect to see a lot of emergencies happening around the Pentagon this weekend. Don’t be concerned it’s just a practice.
The emergency response exercise will take place between 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, and will feature first responders from a variety of areas.
“Expect flashing lights and sirens in the vicinity of the Pentagon Transit Center,” Pentagon police tweeted on Twitter.
EXERCISE-EXERCISE-EXERCISE. @PFPAOffical and First Responders will conduct an emergency response training exercises on Saturday, September. 24, from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. Expect flashing lights and sirens close to the Pentagon Transit Center. Training will be closed to the public or media. pic.twitter.com/6yzJKb0uK5
— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) September 21, 2022
It is expected that the Pentagon Metro station will be closed until 2 p.m. due to the results from the exercises. Buses heading to or leaving to or from the Pentagon will be moved into stations at the Crystal City and Pentagon City stations.
Additional information from an WMATA announcement:
On the 24th of September, Metro will temporarily close the Pentagon Station for bus and train service from the time of beginning at around 2 p.m. in order to conduct security measures in response to the Pentagon. At this point, residents who are in the vicinity may see the presence of many emergency personnel, however it is important to be aware it is merely an exercise.
During the closure of the station for a temporary period, Metrobus service that normally is used to service passengers at Pentagon Transit Center will instead be transferred from the Pentagon Transit Center to Pentagon City. Express shuttle buses operating to/from Huntington and Franconia-Springfield to Pentagon due to major construction on the Blue and Yellow lines will be diverted to Crystal City where customers can transfer to/from the rail system.
If Pentagon Station is closed, Blue Line trains will bypass the station and continue to travel through the station without stopping. Customers may want to use Pentagon City Station as an alternative.
Rail and bus services will resume service to the Pentagon at around 2 p.m. after the end of this training exercise. Metro will inform customers via the social channels @MetrorailInfo and @MetrobusInfo and online on the Status and Alerts page, and via MetroAlerts emails and text messages. Customers are advised to sign to receive MetroAlerts to be informed of the most recent information regarding service.
Metro’s customer service team is also available to assist customers between 8 a.m. until eight p.m. for live information via the internet or by calling. Metro’s customer service department is available to respond on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social posts, emails , and chats. Customers can also find out more by calling 202-637-77000 or going to wmata.com.
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