Port Authority installing positive train control safety system in Hoboken

The Port Authority is installing the positive train control (PTC) safety system at the Hoboken PATH station. Other safety upgrades are also expected to be installed.



Plans for the safety system were in place before a major train crash at the Hoboken Terminal, but the installation was delayed. One person was killed and over 100 injured when the New Jersey Transit train crashed into the station.



The train was found to be traveling too fast when it came into the station.



Positive train control is able to slow down a train when it is going too fast in certain areas.



It came after a LIRR train crashed Wednesday in Brooklyn. Over 100 people were injured in that crash, but there were no fatalities. PTC was not installed in this instance either.



New Jersey Transit has not yet installed the federally mandated safety system on its tracks.



The Port Authority project is expected to last several weeks and will affect some PATH service.



Information about service chance can be found at the PATH website.


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