NTSB Investigate Fatal Hoboken Train Crash

Media Brief on Scene in Hoboken, NJ © NTSBThe National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update about its investigation of Thursday’s Hoboken train crash. The NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line train #1614 crashed into the platform of the Hoboken Terminal.

The New Jersey Transit train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal on Thursday killed one person and injured more than 100 others, during the busy morning commute.

Updated information includes the following:

  • Investigators interviewed the accident train engineer. No interview summaries will be provided until interviews are completed.
  • Environmental and structural issues still prevent removal of the train from the station. Extensive debris removal must be completed before investigators can access the train and then have the train removed.
  • With the assistance of NJ Transit, investigators obtained video from other trains that were at the Hoboken Terminal, to see what those cameras captured from the accident event. The event recorder and camera from the controlling cab of the accident train remain inaccessible to investigators.
  • The event recorder from the trailing locomotive #4214 has arrived at the recorder manufacturer’s facility in Kentucky and NTSB personnel are supervising the attempted download.
  • There were no signal anomalies found on the tracks leading to the terminal. A full signal study cannot yet be completed because the accident train remains in the terminal.
  • Investigators completed the walking inspection of the track and found nothing that would have affected the performance of the train.

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