NJ Transit: Hoboken-Bound Train Kills Man On Tracks

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)NJ Transit says one of its trains struck and killed a man on the tracks in Elmwood Park Friday.

Train 1154, with 700 passengers aboard, was headed from Suffern, N.Y., to Hoboken.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll says the passengers were transferred to two trains to continue their trip.

The incident caused delays of up to 60 minutes on the Bergen Line.

The person’s name has not been released.

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  • vy

    It take 8 seconds for a train traveling at 80 miles an hour to pass through any point along the tracks, whether anyone is on the tracks or not.
    And the train can take over a half mile or more (more if it’s a long heavy freight train) to stop.
    So anyone on the tracks is courting death, and the railroad is not at fault.
    I pity the poor engineer who has to watch his or her train kill someone who should never have been on the tracks in the first place.

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