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The Hoboken Crash and the Rail-Safety Problem

Sarah Blustain arrived at the Hoboken Terminal at 8:47 this morning, just two minutes after New Jersey Transit train 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line jumped a rail bumper and crashed through the terminal wall. The ceiling of the terminal had already collapsed. “I saw one woman who was seriously injured,” Blustain said, along with many people with more minor injuries. Within the hour, officials would report that one person was killed and more than a hundred were injured.
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