An NJ Transit train has crashed into the Hoboken station, causing extensive damage and resulting in fatalities and dozens of injuries, according to reports. This is a breaking story. We will be updating as we learn more. Latest update: 1 p.m.(Editor’s note: This is a breaking story. We will be updating as we learn more.)
As of 1 p.m., the following news was being reported about the NJ Transit train crash in Hoboken:
- 4 New York revised its report of three deaths down to one, saying a woman in her 30s standing on a platform was killed, and citing conflicting reports about two other possible fatalities.
- Some reports also revised the number of injured downward from 100, to as few as 65.
- Gov. Chris Christie’s office said he would be holding a news conference at 2 p.m.
As of noon, there were ongoing updates:
- All passengers have been removed from the train, CNN quoted Gov. Chris Christie as saying.
- NJ.com tweeted that governor said there was no indication the crash was anything other than an accident.
- News 12’s Walt Kane tweeted that the train was not equipped with an auto-stopping system.
- Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration are sending investigators, NJ.com reported.
For status updates on possible passengers or others in the area:
- NJ.com said Jersey City Medical Center has a hotline for relatives to call to see if they have family there: (201) 915-2691.
- The American Red Cross said people can check in at its Safe & Well site: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/.
- Facebook also activated its Safety Check feature: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/hoboken-new-jersey-train-accident-sep29-2016/.
As of 11 a.m., there were further updates:
- The train was carrying about 250 people when it crashed, according to ABC News.
- Most of the injured were either riding in the first car of the train, or were struck by debris while standing in the station, the network added.
- Part of the terminal collapsed as a result of the crash, 4 New York reported. The station was evacuated, ABC News said.
- The New York Times quoted a source as saying: “The train was going very fast. There are structural concerns about the facility.”
This is what is reported as of 10:30 a.m.:
- The train was No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley line, traveling from Spring Valley, New York, at 7:23 a.m., according to ABC News.
- The crash occurred at about 8:45 a.m., according to The Associated Press.
- At least three people are dead, and up to 100 hurt, some critically, according to 4 New York.
- Multiple passengers on the train were trapped, Reuters reported.
- 4 New York also reported that multiple law enforcement officials said the crash was accidental or caused by operator error, though they said it is early in the investigation.
- Reuters also quoted a passenger as saying the train seemed to be going too fast as it came into the stop.
(Editor’s note: The original NJBIZ report at 9:45 a.m. is as follows.)
An NJ Transit train has crashed into the Hoboken train station, causing extensive damage and dozens of injuries, according to multiple published reports.
According to 4 New York, fire officials said they were investigating the crash as a possible derailment. The report also quoted a police official as saying there were “mass casualties.”
All PATH and NJ Transit service to the station has been shut down, reports said.
Photos posted on social media by witnesses showed extensive damage to the station.
Details are still coming in on news sites and social media accounts.