• NJT HOBOKEN TERMINAL ACCIDENT THREAD

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Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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  by Hamhock
 
MOD NOTE PLEASE NOTE! WE HAVE EMPLOYEES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY THAT WORK NJT. COMMENTS MUST BE CIVIL AND FACT-BASED AT THIS TIME OUT OF RESPECT FOR FELLOW RR.NET MEMBERS AND PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH. SHENANIGANS WILL BE MET WITH A SWIFT SUSPENSION.

Mod note over. Below is from the original post.

Train has hit the terminal building.

Image says it all:
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  by sd80mac
 
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One of other news reported stated a lot of reports of injuries and possible mass casualties.

From the article with link above - "A train crashed into the terminal of the New Jersey Transit Hoboken station Thursday morning."
  by SwingMan
 
Terrible event. I pray for everyone involved.


Could someone acknowledge that speed within the limits of the station is 5mph?
  by ohalloranchris
 
Agreed, just awful. I am unfamiliar with the layout. Is this the station on the NEC, or the terminal with stub end tracks down by the river?
  by SwingMan
 
Terminal. It went through the bumper block and 50-75 feet into the inner perpendicular walkway.
  by JeffersonLeeEng
 
Reports are saying the incident was as the terminal stub end...
  by ohalloranchris
 
So would an automatic cab signal stop the train before the bumper, or is it manual?
  by DutchRailnut
 
yes that is were they have the Bumping blocks ;-)

Cab signal can not stop a train unless its overspeed, the train was traveling at less than 15 mph .
  by ohalloranchris
 
Thanks, but wouldn't the bumping blocks theoretically be designed to stop a train moving at 15MPH or under?
  by james1787
 
Wow, this is terrible. They are saying 100+ injured. Prayers to all involved..

My coworker has a friend or two who were on that train.. thankfully they are only a bit shaken, but ok.
  by Hawaiitiki
 
Being originally from Hillsdale, I knew a person or two on the train and they said it felt like it was going 25-30 mph, but again these are just standard commuting Joes not railwaymen who would really know what speeds feel like.

Missed this by 10 minutes this morning. Took ferry instead to the city. Only thing, aside from busses, running right now into the city. WTC-HOB path down.
  by MCL1981
 
How do you know the train was going "less than 15mph"? Or are you saying that if the train was going more than that, it would have been violating the cab speed and a penalty application would have occurred?

I'm having a really hard time picturing an engineer coming into a platform fast enough and totally zoned out enough to not stop. It's not like missing a red signal. It's a station, kind of big and obvious.
  by Bramdeisroberts
 
This just popped up on my scanner apps. Luckily, from the sounds of it, it went just about as well as these sorts of things can go. My thoughts are with everyone involved.

Hopefully the MCI responders are overwhelmed with greens, and nothing else.
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