Hoboken train was going twice speed limit

2016-10-06 22:27
Workers survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in Hoboken. (Pancho Bernasconi, AFP)

Workers survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in Hoboken. (Pancho Bernasconi, AFP)

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Newark - Federal investigators say a New Jersey Transit train that crashed into Hoboken's terminal was going twice the speed limit at the moment of impact. They also say the train's engineer hit the emergency brake less than a second before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board revealed the details on Thursday. They were gleaned from data recorders aboard the train.

The speed limit for the station area is 16km/h. 

The NTSB says the train was travelling at 12km/h and sped up for about 30 seconds before hitting 33km/h.

A final report on what caused last week's crash, which killed one person and injured more than 100, could take a year or longer to complete.

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