Here’s what we know so far about the crash of a Pascack Valley Line train in the Hoboken terminal, which took place at around 8:30-8:45 this morning:
• The train appears to have gone through a bumper stop at the end of the track, crashing between the platform and the station’s waiting area.
Unbelievable scene in Hoboken right now. Train crashed and went straight through the platform into the station. pic.twitter.com/NK2GDkkQA6
— Chris Lantero (@Chris_Lantero) September 29, 2016
• Passengers claimed the train wasn’t slowing down as it pulled into Hoboken station. One person who was in the fifth car told the New York Times the crash felt like “a major skid.”
— Corey Futterman (@coreyfuttdesign) September 29, 2016
• The cause of the crash is still not clear, though law enforcement officials say it was likely “accidental or caused by operator error.”
• Rail service in and out of the station has been suspended, for both NJ Transit and PATH trains. PM