Hoboken Train Accident Preliminary Report Released
- Author: Zachary Reyes Oct 28, 2016,
Oct 28, 2016, 21:49
17, NJ Transit will open additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal starting at 4 a.m., which will "enable the full restoration of train service into the hub", the agency announced Friday afternoon.
The letter from Sens.
The brakes of the commuter train that barreled into a New Jersey station last month were working properly, according to a federal report released Thursday.
Federal investigators said Thursday that a large flash is seen in the video of a New Jersey Transit train before it crashes into the Hoboken station at 21 miles per hour, killing one person and injured 100. It is still unclear if PTC would have prevented the recent Hoboken crash. Hammer chairs NJ Transit's board.
An Associated Press analysis of federal safety data shows that NJ Transit has had more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years.
Foxx said at a news conference in NY that he wasn't ready to commit to the $10 million, but that the government believes very strongly in positive train control. On the day of the accident, this train, No. 1614, had one less auto - four, instead of five - and the conductor struggled to collect fares. The emergency response to the accident is being reviewed by investigators as are records for operations, signal systems, mechanical equipment and track and engineering.
Thomas Gallagher said he was fully rested before his shift and told the NTSB that he pulled the brakes one second before impact.
Tracks 5 and 6 remain closed as the agency continues ongoing fix work.
At least one person was killed and scores of people were hurt when a New Jersey Transit slammed into a station in Hoboken.
Separately, the train's conductor said that he didn't notice anything unusual about the speed of the train approaching the terminal.