Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wikipedia:2016 Hoboken train crash

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2016 Hoboken train crash
2016 Hoboken train crash
The renovated waiting room in 2004.
The renovated waiting room in 2004.
2016 Hoboken train crash is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
2016 Hoboken train crash
Location within Hudson County, New Jersey
Date September 29, 2016
Time Around 8:45 a.m. EDT (UTC-4)
Location Hoboken, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′5.64″N 74°1′40.08″WCoordinates: 40°44′5.64″N 74°1′40.08″W
Country United States
Rail line Pascack Valley Line
Operator NJ Transit
Deaths 1
Injuries 100+
On September 29, 2016, a NJ Transit commuter train ran through a wall at Hoboken Terminal, New Jersey. The accident occurred during the morning rush hour, at one of the busiest transportation hub in the New York City region. Events leading to the crash remain unclear but are being investigated.[1] Initial reports have indicated that at least one person has died and 100 more are injured.[2] The train driver, who was in the front car, was among the injured.[3]



Train number 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line left the station at Spring Valley, New York, bound for Hoboken, and crashed into the Hoboken terminal around 8:45 AM EDT.[4] The train went "'over the bumper block, through the depot' and came to rest at the wall right before the station's waiting area."[4] The first car sustained major structural damage.[4]
One witness reported that the train "never slowed down" as it went to the station, the end of the line.[5]


The disaster caused at least one death; about one hundred other people were injured.[4] The injured were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center, and at least one was sent to Christ Hospital.[4]


Eyewitness reports indicate that portions of the station roof have collapsed, as has part of the roof of the train shed, and that water is spraying from the site of the accident.[5] Major structural damage to the station was reported.[3]
Following the disaster, rail service to and from the Hoboken station (including PATH service) was suspended, and local buses and ferries accepted NJ Transit train tickets.[4]


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the accident. An NTSB "go team" was sent to the scene.[6] The Federal Railroad Administration also dispatched investigators.[4]


  • Berkeley Lovelace Jr. (September 29, 2016). "Update: At least 1 person confirmed dead, dozens injured in Hoboken train crash". CNBC.
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  • Christopher Maag (September 29, 2016). "One dead, over 100 injured after NJ Transit train hits Hoboken station". The Record.

  • "At Least 3 Reported Dead, More Than 100 Hurt After Train Crash at Hoboken, NJ Station". Fox News. September 29, 2016.

  • Patrick McGeehan, Eli Rosenberg & Emma G. Fitzsimmons (September 29, 2016). "Hoboken Train Crash Leaves at Least One Dead and Dozens Injured". New York Times.

  • Christopher Maag, Scott Fallon & John Bacon (September 29, 2016). "Transit train crashes at N.J. station, injuring 100". USA Today.


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