When Will The Hoboken Station Reopen? It's Sooner Than You Think

Passenger Jamie Weatherhead-Saul, of Wood-Ridge, said she had just sent a text message and was standing near the door getting ready to disembark, but realized the train was not slowing down as it approached the packed station.

"NJ Transit trains are safe", he said.

"I thought to myself, 'Oh my god, he's not slowing up, and this is where we're usually stop, '" Albelli said.

Thursday's crash killed at least one person and injured more than 110 others.

However, New Jersey Transit trains cabs aren't equipped with inward-facing cameras.

Congress originally required the newer technology to be operational by the end of 2015, but extended the deadline to the end of 2018 to avoid a possible shutdown of the nation's railroads. An urban search-and-rescue team has been deployed and will assist in shoring up the structure and helping to remove people from the train, the source said.

Officials urged there be no rush to judgment on the circumstances.

"We will not be determining a probable cause while on scene, and we do not speculate what caused the accident", Dinh-Zarr said told reporters at an evening press conference in Hoboken.

The train was on the Pasack Valley Line. They also plan to look into whether positive train control - a system created to prevent accidents by overriding the engineer and automatically slowing or stopping trains that are going too fast - could have helped. The damage, according to one investigator, suggests the brakes failed or the engineer never applied them. The cause of the train's high rate of speed is unclear.

Mass casualties are feared after a commuter train crashed in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

She said she did not know yet how fast the train was going when it ran into the rail bumper at the end of the line. But the speed limit heading into the station is 10 miles per hour. Additional details were scarce, she said.

"I had no idea what the front of a train could look like", she said.

Officials with New Jersey's Emergency Medical Services office told the station that there were more 100 injuries reported, and New Jersey Transit said some passengers were trapped under the debris.

ATC has been in place throughout the Northeast Corridor, the most heavily traveled rail network in the country, for almost 40 years. An event recorder will also likely reveal information including the train's speed and braking system. And she was just laying, and she couldn't, you know, she didn't breathe at that point.

As the train hurtled into the depot amid concrete dust and dangling electrical wires, "I couldn't believe what I was seeing", he said. The Association of American Railroads has said the country's freight rail companies have retained more than 2,400 signal system personnel to implement PTC and spent almost $6.5 billion on development and deployment. The train's conductor, Thomas Gallagher, 48, was found hunched over the controls.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that in addition to all the rail service, ferry service to the terminal has been suspended, and commuters should expect significant delays going into New York. Authorities did not describe the extent of the engineer's injuries. Passengers in the second auto broke the emergency windows to get out.

"Everything is on the table", said Bob Chipkevich, who formerly headed the NTSB train crash investigations section. It is a very busy terminal just across the Hudson River from NY, handling more than 50,000 train and bus travelers a day, according to the Associated Press.

People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out windows and crawled out amid crying and screaming after the arriving New Jersey Transit train smashed through a barrier at the end of its track and ground to a halt in a covered waiting area.

  • Salvatore Jensen