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REVEALED: Safety technology designed to stop trains travelling too fast and crashing was MISSING from doomed Hoboken train


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PTC-safety-technology-MISSING-deadly-Hobo-ken-crash.htmlDaily Mail:

A crucial piece of safety technology that helps prevent trains from travelling too fast was not installed on the service that crashed in Hoboken on Thursday morning.


Passengers aboard the No. 1614 Pascack Valley line train say it never slowed down before slamming through barriers and into a wall at the New Jersey station.


A witness at the scene said the engineer was found slumped over at the wheel of the train.


Now it has emerged that the train lacked a system called Positive Train Control (PTC), which combines satellite and computer data to monitor train movements and prevent them from going too fast or hitting other locomotives on the track.


A mandatory report by Federal Railroad Administration revealed that the life-saving technology is not installed on any NJ Transit locomotives.



Government-created crash?

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