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Train Crash New Jersey

One Woman Dead 100+ injured

A train came into Hoboken station New Jersey, opposite New York City, at speed during the morning rush hour and was stopped only when it derailed and crashed into a platform, bringing down the roof and covering the platform with debris. One woman died when she was hit by part of the station roof collapsing on her. Most of the injured were on the train, including the driver who was critically injured and is in hospital. Most of the passengers on the train will have been commuters from New Jersey (and further down line) to Manhattan.

Smashed Windows

Train passengers had to smash windows to escape from the train and others had to be pulled out from under concrete.

No Positive Train Control

Train systems are available that will slow a train that is travelling too fast but this had not been installed.

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VinceSummers wrote on September 29, 2016, 8:56 PM

I don't know why I was thinking trains were largely automatic. At least I thought so-called high-speed underground railways are.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 29, 2016, 11:52 PM

Those trains are traveling too fast and there should be a way to make them slow down and even stop if they exceed a certain speed when approaching a dead end.

MegL wrote on September 30, 2016, 1:50 AM

The system is available, the law is in place to have it in operation but the company has kept deferring the date to fully install it, as I understand.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 30, 2016, 8:01 PM

And of course that is a bad thing. Every day that passes when nothing is done to push forward with the solution more people could be injured in future crashes.