Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-08 (Finalized)

  • 06
  • Apr
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Head End Collision (HEC)
LOCATION: Hoboken, NJ
RAILROAD: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTR)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On April 6, 2013, at 1:35 a.m., on a clear night with the temperature at 38 degrees F, there was a head-on collision between two NJ Transit (NJT) trains in Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey. NJT Train X166, a non-revenue passenger train in “Push mode,” was returning from the fuel pad shoving eastward. The Conductor was in the leadend controlling the movement when they passed an interlocking red Stop signal.
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