PATH Train Hits Barrier at Hoboken Station(Story on 1010WINS.com)
A PATH train bumped into a barrier past the platform in the Hoboken station on Monday, leaving seven passengers complaining of back or shoulder pain, the commuter line operator said.
Those passengers were taken to hospitals for medical evaluation, and the train was taken out of service, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The seven-car train arriving from the World Trade Center station was "relatively empty," given that the accident happened at 3:15 p.m., and suffered minor damage, Coleman said.
Service into and out of Hoboken was not affected.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. The conductor and engineer were to be interviewed and tested for drugs and alcohol, Coleman said, which is standard procedure in such cases.
Coleman said he had no immediate information on the speed of the train or the condition of the track and any signals at the time of the accident.