A multi-agency exercise – aimed at testing the emergency services’ response to a major incident – is taking place at one of Glasgow’s busiest Subway stations on Sunday 30 June.
Kelvinbridge Subway station will be the venue for Exercise Deep Reach, which is intended to replicate responses to a series of mock incidents happening simultaneously on the Subway. It is organised by the Strathclyde Emergencies Co-ordination Group (SECG).
Disruption during the exercise, between 6pm and 9.30pm on Sunday will be minimal. However, members of the public may notice an increased presence of emergency service personnel around the west end station.
Ellie Bird, Chief Superintendent British Transport Police (BTP) said:
“I’d like to reassure the public that Deep Reach is a training exercise and there is no specific threat to the Glasgow Subway or elsewhere for that matter.
“However the Subway is used by a huge amount of people and is a key transport provider for many sporting and other major events in Glasgow. With the Commonwealth Games just over a year away, this is the ideal opportunity for responders to demonstrate our commitment and readiness should we be needed.”
The responders taking part in the exercise are British Transport Police, Scottish Police, Glasgow City Council, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire Service and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
The SECG is responsible for exercising the emergency response from various agencies in the event of a civil emergency or major incident.