Hoboken Train Crash (Photo by Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images)
Hoboken Train Crash (Photo by Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images)

UPDATE: The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring 108 others, was not equipped with a technology that is designed to slow speeding trains.

U.S. railroads are under government orders to install the system called positive train control, but the work has gone more slowly than expected. The deadline has been repeatedly extended and is now Dec. 31, 2018.

Bob Chipkevich, who formerly headed the National Transportation Safety Board's train crash investigations section, says the agency will be looking at whether the train was exceeding speed limits, both when it was approaching the station and when it entered the station area.

Last month, the Federal Railroad Administration said New Jersey Transit had a lot of work yet to do on installing the necessary equipment. New Jersey Transit responded that the report didn't reflect the work it had accomplished.


HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the Hoboken station.

Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train "went right through the barriers and into the reception area."

Rail service was suspended in and out of Hoboken, which is directly across the Hudson River from New York City.

There is no word so far on any injuries.

Emergency crews are arriving on the scene.