Facts about 2 other train crashes at the Hoboken station

Facts about two previous train accidents inside the Hoboken, New Jersey, station where a New Jersey Transit train crashed on Thursday, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others:

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MAY 8, 2011: A Port Authority Trans-Hudson, or PATH, train crashed into a bumper at the end of a track, injuring more than 30 people. The National Transportation Safety Board found the engineer failed to control the speed of the train as it entered the station. Investigators also determined a contributing factor was the absence of positive train control, a system designed to prevent accidents by automatically slowing or stopping trains going too fast.

DEC. 30, 1985: A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a bumper at the end of a track while traveling at 10 mph, injuring more than 50 people. Investigators found the train couldn't stop because a slippery gel used to test train wheels days earlier had not been completely washed from the tracks.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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