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N.J. train crash

The latest reports after a commuter train crashed into Hoboken's train station.

  • Rail service is suspended in and out of Hoboken after the train crash.
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 1:56:26 PM
  • The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station’s indoor waiting area and the platform. A metal structure covering the area collapsed, according to AP.
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 1:58:02 PM
  • My train just derailed and crashed into the Hoboken train station. Thankfully all I got was a crack to my head, ple… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  • The station is a hub for commuters switching from the NJ Transit system to the PATH system to head into Manhattan -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 1:59:59 PM
  • 9:55 a.m.
    A passenger says the commuter train that crashed in New Jersey was crowded and plowed through the platform at the end of the line.
    Bhagyesh Shah told NBC New York he saw a lot of people bleeding and a woman pinned under concrete Thursday morning at New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken station.
    Shah says he was in the back of the train but that many people use the front cars, since it makes for an easier exit. He says the train plowed into the platform. He says it lasted only a couple seconds, ‘‘but it felt like an eternity.’’
    He tells the TV station that passengers in the second car broke the emergency windows to get out.
    Images from the scene show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage, but there’s no official word on the number of injuries. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 2:05:20 PM
  • 10 a.m.
    A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman says that a commuter train that crashed into a train station in Hoboken was coming from Spring Valley, New York, on the Pascack Valley Line.
    Nancy Snyder says it’s not clear how many people were injured after Train No. 1614 crashed into the Hoboken train station around 8:45 a.m. She says the train left Spring Valley at 7:23 a.m. Thursday.
    TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the Hoboken station.
    A spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration says that investigators have been dispatched to the scene.
    Passengers heading to New York City transfer from New Jersey Transit trains at Hoboken to board other trains and ferries to get into Manhattan. -- Associated Press
     
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 2:09:51 PM
  • New Jersey Transit spokeswoman: More than 100 injured, some critically, in Hoboken commuter train crash. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 2:22:17 PM
  • 10:20 a.m.
    A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman says that more than 100 people were injured, some critically, when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken station.
    The train from New York crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour. It caused serious damage to both the train and station. Witnesses reported injuries, including one woman who was trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.
    The spokeswoman, Jennifer Nelson, says she doesn’t know yet how fast the train was going when it ran into the rail bumper at the end of the line. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 2:25:45 PM
  • Witnesses share footage of the damage from a commuter train crash in Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday morning.… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  • For any questions or comments or information about the recent accident at Hoboken Terminal, please call 855-336-1774 (toll free).
  • BREAKING: State lawmaker: Transit official told him 1 person dead, 2 critically injured in Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash.
  • Rail service remains suspended in and out of Hoboken due to a NJT train accident at Hoboken station. (1/2)
  • NJT bus, private carriers, and NY Waterway are honoring NJT rail tickets and passes. PATH service in/out of Hoboken is also suspended. (2/2)

  • 11 a.m.
    A state lawmaker says one person was killed and two critically injured when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken station.
    Democratic Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, who represents Hoboken, said a transit official confirmed the death to him. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman, Jennifer Nelson, earlier said that more than 100 people were injured in the crash.
    The train from New York crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour. It caused serious damage to both the train and station. Witnesses reported injuries, including one woman who was trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.
    The National Transportation Safety Board is opening an investigation into the crash, and is sending a team of investigators to the scene. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 3:12:36 PM
  • "The next thing I know, we are plowing through the platform," a NJ train passenger said. apne.ws/2dudXSP

  • The train that crashed into the Hoboken station "was traveling at a fairly high rate of speed," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells CNN.
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 3:33:44 PM
  • Christie says there are concerns about the structural integrity of the train station. He also says he's heading to Hoboken and will be in the city this afternoon.
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 3:35:02 PM
  • 11:40 a.m.
    The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others, was not equipped with a technology that is designed to slow speeding trains.
    U.S. railroads are under government orders to install the system called positive train control, but the work has gone more slowly than expected. The deadline has been repeatedly extended and is now Dec. 31, 2018.
    Bob Chipkevich, who formerly headed the National Transportation Safety Board’s train crash investigations section, says the agency will be looking at whether the train was exceeding speed limits, both when it was approaching the station and when it entered the station area.
    Last month, the Federal Railroad Administration said New Jersey Transit had a lot of work yet to do on installing the necessary equipment. New Jersey Transit responded that the report didn’t reflect the work it had accomplished. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 3:49:33 PM
  • 11:55 a.m.
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says no one is believed to be trapped on the commuter train that crashed in Hoboken.
    Christie spoke Thursday to Fox News, more than two hours after the New Jersey Transit train overran the end of the line and crashed into the Hoboken station. He confirms that there has been one fatality. More than 100 others were injured.
    The governor says he, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New Jersey Transit are coordinating on the response.
    Christie says all victims are being taken to one of two hospitals in the area: Jersey City Medical Center and Point Care Hospital Center in Hoboken. He says loved ones should contact the hospitals directly to get information on family members who may be hospitalized. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 4:07:42 PM
  • HBLR service is suspended into/out of Hoboken terminal due to an earlier train accident at Hoboken Station. (1/3)
  • All 8th St to Hoboken service is being terminated at Newport. All Tonnelle Ave. to Hoboken service is being terminated at 2nd St. (2/3)
  • All Westside Ave to Tonnelle Ave service is not affected. (3/3)
  • If you have any questions, concerns or information about the recent train accident at Hoboken Terminal, please call 855-336-1774 (toll free)
  • NJT bus, private carriers and NY Waterway are honoring NJT rail tickets and passes. PATH service in/out of Hoboken is also suspended. (2/2)
  • 1:15 p.m.
    Hospitals in New Jersey say they have received 74 patients from the Hoboken train crash.
    A spokesman for Jersey City Medical Center says it got 51 injured. Three are trauma patients in serious condition, while eight others are in less serious condition. Forty others were brought in by bus, were triaged and were being treated in its cafeteria.
    Officials at Hoboken University Medical Center say they received 22 patients. Three of them had broken bones, while the rest had bumps, cuts and other minor injuries.
    The two hospitals are the primary places taking those injured in the crash, which killed one person. Another patient was taken to Christ Hospital in Jersey City.
    The New Jersey Transit train overran the end of the tracks in Hoboken and smashed into the station. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 5:30:28 PM
  • 1:20 p.m.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has canceled a trip to Israel for Shimon Peres’ funeral because of the deadly commuter train crash in New Jersey.
    The Democratic governor had planned to pay his respects to the former Israeli leader on Friday. Instead he will tour the crash site with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
    Cuomo says a large number of New Yorkers were on the train when it crashed into the station in Hoboken. One person was killed and 74 others were hospitalized.
    He says New York State Police are assisting in the response to the crash, along with officials from other local, state and federal agencies.
    Cuomo says the crash will likely cause ‘‘major delays’’ into New York City. - Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 5:30:36 PM
  • William Blaine, an engineer for a company that runs freight trains, was inside the station when the train crashed and ran over to help. He walked over to the heavily damaged first car with a transit employee to check on the train’s engineer and said he found him slumped over the controls. The engineer’s condition wasn’t immediately clear. -- Associated Press
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 5:40:04 PM
  • The NJTRANSIT website (bit.ly/2cZ3SN4) may currently be running slower than usual due to a high volume of visitors.
  • Chris Christie says 108 were injured in the Hoboken train crash.
    Christina Prignano 9/29/2016 5:57:08 PM
  • PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW FOR THE NJTRANSIT SERVICE PLAN FOR THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE.

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  • We advise customers that are traveling from NY to NJ who are NOT going to the Waterfront area to travel from Penn Station New York.
  • RiverLINE service is suspended in both directions between the Walter Rand Transportation Center (1/2)
  • and the Waterfront Entertainment Complex due a power outage resulting in switching problems. (2/2)
  • Modified schedule for today 9/28. bit.ly/2dom2ev
  • USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE MODIFIED SCHEDULE FOR TODAY 9/29. bit.ly/2cZvPUO
  • If you have any questions during your commute home, please reach out to any of our ERT members in yellow vests loca… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • RiverLINE service remains suspended in both directions between the Walter Rand Transportation Center (1/2)
  • and the Waterfront Entertainment Complex due to a power outage resulting in switching problems. Shuttle bus service is in place. (2/2)
  • Hudson Bergen Light Rail service is suspended into and out of Hoboken terminal till further notice (1/3)
  • due to an earlier train accident at Hoboken Station not involving a light rail vehicle. (2/3)
  • All 8th St to Hoboken service is currently terminating at Newport. (3/3)
  • All Tonnelle Ave to Hoboken service is currently terminating at 2nd St. All Westside Ave to Tonnelle Ave trains are not affected.
  • RiverLINE service remains suspended in both directions between the Walter Rand Transportation Center and the (1/2)
  • Waterfront Entertainment Complex due to an ongoing power outage resulting in switching problems. Shuttle bus service is in place. (2/2)
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