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N.J. Transit train crashes into Hoboken rail station

A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour.

  • My condolences to those involved in today's horrible accident in NJ and my deepest gratitude to all of the amazing first responders.
  • The images from the train derailment in NJ are horrifying. My prayers are with those who lost loved ones and the dozens who were injured. -H
  • We're working on expediting the commute tonight & tomorrow. We want to make sure we're doing everything we can for… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…


  • People are treated for their injuries outside after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J. PHOTOS: nwsdy.li



  • What we know about the Hoboken train crash

    — NJ Transit train No. 1614, on the Pascack Valley line, crashed into
    the Hoboken rail station at about 8:45 a.
    m., after running off the end
    of its track.

    — A woman who was standing on the platform was killed by debris, and 108 people were injured.

    — The train engineer is in critical condition, and is cooperating with the investigation.


    NJ Transit service to Hoboken will remain suspended at least for the
    remainder of Thursday.
    PATH service to Hoboken from New York City has
    been restored, but service from Hoboken to the stations at 33rd Street
    and the World Trade Center remain suspended.

    — The train was traveling at a high rate of speed, officials said.


    The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigative team
    that will arrive Thursday afternoon.
    It will investigate “operations,
    mechanics, track, signals, human performance and survival factors.


    The NTSB will also investigate whether positive train control — the
    federally mandated crash prevention technology that is supposed to be in
    place on all railroads by 2018 — could have prevented the crash.

    — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited the crash site Thursday afternoon.


    In 2011, a similar crash injured more than 30 people at the same
    station; an investigation showed the engineer failed to control the
    train’s speed.
    In 1985, another similar crash injured 54 people; the
    crash was blamed on residue of slipper gel that was left on the tracks
    after routine testing.

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