Brakes were working in New Jersey commuter train crash: report

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the brakes were working on a New Jersey Transit train that sped into the Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, killing one and injuring 110 people.

The NTSB previously said the train was traveling at 8 miles per hour 38 seconds before impact and then began to increase in speed to 21 miles per hour at impact -- twice the speed limit -- and that emergency brakes were applied one second before the crash.

A preliminary report released Thursday said the engineer felt fully rested, had no memory of the crash and said the train was six minutes late for its arrival into Hoboken.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)